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February 9, 2011 - 11:19am

Walmart, our country’s largest grocery retailer, announced a couple of weeks ago its five-year plan to make the food and beverages it sells healthier and more affordable. Given that 140 million Americans walk through Walmart’s doors every week, this announcement is huge. I was invited by the American Heart Association (AHA) to participate in a conference call with Walmart executives the day of the announcement and was thrilled to learn that First Lady Michelle Obama had thrown in her support.

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What exactly did Walmart promise?

  • It pledged to reduce or eliminate some...
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February 9, 2011 - 8:51am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Good morning Healthy Hearts Club! Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:

Substitute extra-virgin olive oil for butter to reduce saturated fat and add heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat.

More Healthy Ideas:
10 Healthy Baking Recipes with Olive Oil
9 Mediterranean Foods You Should Be Eating
Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

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February 8, 2011 - 10:09am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Wash Away Sodium: Most of the sodium in our diets—approximately 77%—comes from prepared or processed foods, but sometimes using convenience items, like canned beans and tuna, can make it easier to eat more healthfully. The good news: rinsing those canned foods will remove much of their sodium.

More Ways to Cut Sodium:
Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes
6 Easy Ways to Cut Sodium
The #1 Food You Should Cut Back On—and 3 Ways to Do It

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February 7, 2011 - 8:47am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Good morning Healthy Hearts Club! Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:

Pack a power salad: Pack a salad for lunch and be sure to toss in some fresh spinach and sliced almonds: both of these ingredients are good sources of magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in maintaining healthy blood pressure. Two cups of raw spinach supplies 12% of the daily value for magnesium and 1 ounce of almonds supplies 21% DV.

Try These Recipe Ideas:
24 Satisfying Main-Dish Salad Recipes
4 “Magic” Ingredients of a Power Salad

Every day for American...

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February 4, 2011 - 10:47am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Good morning Healthy Hearts Club! Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:

Add oats or wheat germ: Adding oats or wheat germ to waffle or pancake batter provides cholesterol-lowering fiber and great texture.

Try These Recipes:
Healthy Pancakes
Multi-Grain Waffles
Buttermilk-Oatmeal Pancakes

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