Don’t fry! Give Healthy Cooking Methods a Try

Learn how to prepare and cook meals at home to have better control over the nutritional content of the foods you eat. You can also save money.   Want to bring out all the natural flavor and nutrition of your colorful fruits and veggies and lean proteins?     Instead of smothering them in flour,… Read More »

Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

This Mexican, Simple Cooking with Heart recipe for smoky chicken bowls make for a substantial dinner or even an easily-transported work lunch. Just layer into a Mason jar or a plastic/ glass storage container for a portable meal. Also note that the chicken can be marinated for up to 24 hours.        … Read More »

Whole Grains, Refined Grains, and Dietary Fiber

Despite all the current fuss over carbs and gluten, breads, cereals and pastas are comfort foods. And you can find a better-for-you choice if you know what to look for.   First, the basics. There are two types of grain products: Whole Grains contain the entire grain – the bran, germ and endosperm. (TMI, right?)… Read More »

Sneaking More Vegetables into Meals

We all know we need to be eating more veggies. Some of us love them and eat them at every meal. And then there are those of us who can’t stomach the thought of chomping on something green that looks like a tree. And no, we’re not talking about four-year-olds — we mean adults, too!… Read More »

Keeping a Healthy Body Weight

Maintaining your ideal body weight is tough, no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. Use these tips to set yourself up for success. About 70% of American adults are overweight, and more than one-third are obese. This means higher risk for many serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure,… Read More »

Avoiding tobacco best way to avoid disease, researchers find

 Getting adults to quit smoking and preventing kids from ever starting are the best defenses against heart disease, stroke and other diseases, according to a new study. Experts’ rankings of the top 28 evidence-based preventive services that healthcare providers could offer were released Monday in a study conducted by the National Commission on Prevention Priorities and… Read More »

Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity

Women with mild heart blockage have poorer health and more anxiety and negative outlooks than men with the same condition, according to new research. In non-obstructive coronary artery disease, the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart is partially restricted. The blockage of coronary arteries is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and… Read More »

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Signs in Women Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs such… Read More »

Hate Exercise? 5 Tips That May Change Your Mind

So how can you stop being a hater and get over exercise aversion? You don’t have to be a gym hero to get enough physical activity to improve your health. There are a lot of ways to make regular activity part of your life – which can help you have more energy, handle stress better,… Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store

Eating right – what you put in your mouth — starts with what you put in your shopping cart! Want to make smart food choices but confused by all the health claims, messages and logos on foods? Use these tips to avoid the brain strain. Read food labels, even for so-called “healthier” foods. Ingredients and… Read More »

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