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Understanding what types of heart-healthy foods to incorporate into your diet can be a confusing process. There are many articles online stating that certain foods or diet fads can benefit you; but who’s to know what is real and what isn’t?
Eating healthy on a regular basis is extremely important for good heart-health but overall, your health. Therefore, WebMD published a great article on 21 different types of food that are beneficial to your heart.
Oven 375 Degrees
|1/2 cup||Dried cherries (or raisins if not available)|
|Zest of 1 whole orange or lemon|
|1 cup||Sugar (or Splenda if desired)|
|1/2 tsp.||Ground ginger|
|3||Granny Smith apples, large, peeled chopped (about 4 cups)|
|6-8 oz.||Cranberries, fresh or frozen, cleaned, rinsed, drained|
|1/2 cup||Panko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs) – use regular if not available|
|2 tbsp.||Brown sugar|
|1/4 tsp.||Ground ginger|
|2 tbsp.||Butter, melted|
- Preheat oven
- Prepare baking pan – use a 10″ quiche
- Soak the cherries/raisins if needed, in 1/2 cup warm water for 20 minutes, drain. Combine them with the fruit zest in a small bowl.
- In a large bowl, mix together, sugar/Splenda, flour ginger and salt.
- Into the bowl, stir in the apples, cranberries, and dried cherries/ currants and the zest.
- Turn this into the prepared baking pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together all the topping ingredients.
- Sprinkle over the top of the fruit
- Bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and many of the cranberries have popped.
Serve warm alone, or topped with 1/2 cup low-fat frozen yogurt.
Recipes From Our Resident Expert, Marsha Rosen, RD
Here are some heart-healthy recipes provided by Marsha Rosen, RD (Registered Dietitian).
If you have nutrition questions for our dietician, you can email Marsha here…
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When you hear different types of heart-health words, some of them you may be unaware of and some may be confusing to understand. This is why we have put together a list of key-words just for you here:
- AED: Automatic External Defibrillator. A portable, user-friendly electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life-threatening heart rhythms and, if necessary, permits a shock to be delivered to restore a normal heart rhythm. Also known as simply a defibrillator.
2. Brugada Syndrome: A hereditary disease that is associated with a high risk of arrhythmia causing sudden cardiac arrest.
3. Cardioversion: Delivery of a shock to the heart to interrupt arrhythmias. Paddles on the chest or electrodes placed directly on the heart are used.
4. Dyspnea: Shortness of breath; occurs normally during intense physical exertion or at high altitude.
5. Long QT Syndrome: An inherited heart condition in which a delayed action in the heart following a heartbeat forms an irregular heartbeat. These episodes may lead to palpitations, fainting and sudden death due to ventricular fibrillation.
For more heart-health words, check them out here