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To Your Heart, with Love!

Recent research suggests that substituting 2-3.5 oz per day of walnuts for saturated fat is not only good for your heart but promotes growth of friendly bacteria in the digestive system.  Read more here, and just in time for Heart … Continue reading

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Great Grapes

Savor the season with a treat loaded with antioxidants.  Recent research found a variety of beneficial nutrients across several grape types and colors (Lui et al, 2018), and this festive treat is also perfect as a quick and festive snack … Continue reading

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Sunflower Cookie Bites

No tricks here!  Just in time for Halloween and harvest time, this quick treat is packed with nutrients. Ingredients: ¾ cup puffed rice cereal 1/4 cup dried cranberries ¼ cup sunflower butter 2 tablespoons honey Directions: In a small bowl, … Continue reading

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Hooray for Blueberries!

It’s blueberry season here in New Jersey, and recent research found new benefits to enjoying this favorite blue food.  A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that consuming 1 cup of blueberries per day for 6 … Continue reading

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“Raisin” the Standard for Treats Has Never Been So Sweet

Happy National Raisin Day!  These sweet treats have a day all their own each April 30 and recently gained attention as research suggested they may lower blood pressure and post-meal blood glucose levels compared to other snacks (https://calraisins.org/raisin-nutrition/health-and-nutrition-research/).  Celebrate this … Continue reading

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Taste of Home Tuesday: Glazed Carrot Coins

Need a heart-healthy side dish this Valentine’s Day?  I recently tried (and loved) Taste of Home’s Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins Recipe (below).  These tender, moist carrots are sure to bright a winter night while providing beta-carotene, which the body turns … Continue reading

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To Your Heart, with Love

Happy Heart Month!  It’s an especially good season to celebrate dark chocolate.  Research suggests, that, in moderation dark chocolate may lower rates of heart attacks, heart failure and death from heart disease and protect against atrial fibrillation. Not just any … Continue reading

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