Healthy Hearts Challenge http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1177/all en Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 7: Be Choosy About Your Chocolate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_7_be_choosy_about_your_chocolate <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_7_be_choosy_about_your_chocolate" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/chocolate_squares_5.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 7: Be Choosy About Your Chocolate Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 7: Be Choosy About Your Chocolate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 7: Be Choosy About Your Chocolate.</strong></p> <p>Studies show that chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood and helps lower blood pressure. But when it comes to reaping those antioxidant benefits, quality matters most. If you need a chocolate fix, treat yourself to a small square of dark chocolate—look for one that is 70 percent or more cocoa.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_7_be_choosy_about_your_chocolate#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:05:04 +0000 Nifer 61318 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 6: Go Nuts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_6_go_nuts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_6_go_nuts" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/pistachio_shell_silo_FM05_2.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 6: Go Nuts Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 6: Go Nuts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 6: Go Nuts.</strong></p> <p>Nuts are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and low levels of saturated fats. Research suggests that people who eat nuts—walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pine nuts and peanuts (which actually are legumes)—two to four days or more per week have a lower incidence of heart disease than people who eat them less often.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_6_go_nuts#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Recipes & Menus - Walnuts Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:03:16 +0000 Nifer 61317 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 5: Wash Away Sodium http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_5_wash_away_sodium <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_5_wash_away_sodium" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salt_overflowing_1.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 5: Wash Away Sodium Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 5: Wash Away Sodium Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 5: Wash Away Sodium.</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_5_wash_away_sodium#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:00:45 +0000 Nifer 61315 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 4: Get Your Omega-3s http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_4_get_your_omega_3s <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_4_get_your_omega_3s" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salmon_mj11.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 4: Get Your Omega-3s Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 4: Get Your Omega-3s Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 4: Get Your Omega-3s.</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_4_get_your_omega_3s#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:58:46 +0000 Nifer 61312 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 3: Go Unrefined http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_3_go_unrefined <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_3_go_unrefined" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/bread_wheat_loaf_so10_2.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 3: Go Unrefined Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 3: Go Unrefined Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 3: Go Unrefined.</strong></p> <p>Pick whole grains over refined grains. People who eat more whole grains tend to have lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and higher “good” HDL cholesterol. Plus, because whole grains have their bran intact they have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_3_go_unrefined#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:54:53 +0000 Nifer 61311 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 2: Choose Low-Fat Dairy http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_2_choose_low_fat_dairy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_2_choose_low_fat_dairy" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/milk_yogurt_cheese_0.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 2: Choose Low-Fat Dairy Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 2: Choose Low-Fat Dairy Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 2: Choose Low-Fat Dairy.</strong></p> <p>Dairy products like milk, sour cream and yogurt are a good source of calcium. Replacing whole-milk dairy products with low-fat or nonfat is an easy way to cut saturated fat in your diet. Plus, substituting low-fat dairy for full-fat versions may also help lower blood pressure, according to a 2009 study in the <em>British Journal of Nutrition</em>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_2_choose_low_fat_dairy#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:36:19 +0000 Nifer 61299 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 1: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_1_eat_these_6_purple_foods_to_help_your_blood_pressur <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_1_eat_these_6_purple_foods_to_help_your_blood_pressur" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/4_up_purple_foods.jpg" alt="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 1: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure Blog Post" title="Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 1: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 1: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure.</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthy_hearts_challenge_tip_1_eat_these_6_purple_foods_to_help_your_blood_pressur#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Nutrition Recipes & Menus - Heart Health Challenge Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:31:39 +0000 Nifer 61296 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #1: Spice It Up http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_01/heart_healthy_tip_1_spice_it_up <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_01/heart_healthy_tip_1_spice_it_up" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #1: Spice It Up Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #1: Spice It Up Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p>Hey Healthy Hearts Club members! Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Every day this month, we’ll be posting a heart-healthy tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_01/heart_healthy_tip_1_spice_it_up#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:21:10 +0000 Nifer 17917 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #2: Go Bananas http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_02/heart_healthy_tip_2_go_bananas <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_02/heart_healthy_tip_2_go_bananas" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #2: Go Bananas Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #2: Go Bananas Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p>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:</p> <p><strong>Go bananas:</strong> One banana has 422 mg—about 12 percent of your recommended daily dose—of potassium. Research suggests that diets rich in potassium can help lower blood pressure. Other good sources include sweet potatoes (694 mg for one medium), nonfat yogurt (579 mg for 1 cup) and spinach (419 mg for ½ cup, cooked).</p> <p><strong>Related Links:</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_02/heart_healthy_tip_2_go_bananas#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:16:51 +0000 Nifer 17916 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #3: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_03/heart_healthy_tip_3_eat_these_6_purple_foods_to_help_your_blood_pre <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_03/heart_healthy_tip_3_eat_these_6_purple_foods_to_help_your_blood_pre" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #3: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #3: Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p>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:</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_03/heart_healthy_tip_3_eat_these_6_purple_foods_to_help_your_blood_pre#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:11:17 +0000 Nifer 17915 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #4: Add Oats or Wheat Germ http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_04/heart_healthy_tip_4_add_oats_or_wheat_germ <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_04/heart_healthy_tip_4_add_oats_or_wheat_germ" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/e8df83c9-1d75-44ef-a891-d349a96f9429.Medium.jpg" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #4: Add Oats or Wheat Germ Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #4: Add Oats or Wheat Germ Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>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:</p> <p><strong>Add oats or wheat germ:</strong> Adding oats or wheat germ to waffle or pancake batter provides cholesterol-lowering fiber and great texture.</p> <p>Try These Recipes:<br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/healthy_pancakes.html">Healthy Pancakes</a><br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/multi_grain_waffles.html">Multi-Grain Waffles</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_04/heart_healthy_tip_4_add_oats_or_wheat_germ#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:09:00 +0000 Nifer 17914 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #5: Pack a Power Salad http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_07/heart_healthy_tip_5_pack_a_power_salad <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_07/heart_healthy_tip_5_pack_a_power_salad" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/282ac43a-1530-47d8-be98-5deb720f88c8.Medium.jpg" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #5: Pack a Power Salad Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #5: Pack a Power Salad Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>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:</p> <p><strong>Pack a power salad:</strong> 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.</p> <p><strong>Try These Recipe Ideas:</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_07/heart_healthy_tip_5_pack_a_power_salad#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:04:41 +0000 Nifer 17913 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #6: Wash Away Sodium http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_08/heart_healthy_tip_6_wash_away_sodium <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_08/heart_healthy_tip_6_wash_away_sodium" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/8d419ba0-de6e-4dd7-b0bd-b04d9c308be4.Medium.jpg" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #6: Wash Away Sodium Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #6: Wash Away Sodium Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Wash Away Sodium:</strong> 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.</p> <p><strong>More Ways to Cut Sodium:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/low_sodium_dinner_recipes">Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_08/heart_healthy_tip_6_wash_away_sodium#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:00:47 +0000 Nifer 17912 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #7: Substitute Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Butter http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_09/heart_healthy_tip_7_substitute_extra_virgin_olive_oil_for_butter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_09/heart_healthy_tip_7_substitute_extra_virgin_olive_oil_for_butter" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/2e51d9d2-1091-4044-aaf5-d1ad46b1ba05.Medium.jpg" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #7: Substitute Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Butter Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #7: Substitute Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Butter Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>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:</p> <p><strong>Substitute extra-virgin olive oil for butter</strong> to reduce saturated fat and add heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat.</p> <p><strong>More Healthy Ideas:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/10_healthy_baking_recipes_with_olive_oil">10 Healthy Baking Recipes with Olive Oil</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_09/heart_healthy_tip_7_substitute_extra_virgin_olive_oil_for_butter#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:56:26 +0000 Nifer 17911 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heart-Healthy Tip #8: Go Skinless http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_10/heart_healthy_tip_8_go_skinless <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_10/heart_healthy_tip_8_go_skinless" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/c0bb840b-52d9-4593-8674-42ece9b267cb.Medium.jpg" alt="Heart-Healthy Tip #8: Go Skinless Blog Post" title="Heart-Healthy Tip #8: Go Skinless Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>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:</p> <p><strong>Go Skinless:</strong> Removing the skin from chicken saves 4 grams of fat and 1 gram of saturated fat (the kind that raises "bad" LDL cholesterol) for each 3-ounce serving.</p> <p><strong>Healthy Chicken Recipes:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/heart_healthy_chicken_recipes">Heart Healthy Chicken Recipes</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wright/2011_02_10/heart_healthy_tip_8_go_skinless#comments Brierley Wright Health Healthy Hearts Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:52:05 +0000 Nifer 17910 at http://www.eatingwell.com