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American Heart Month

Sadly, we all know at least one person, friend or relative that has passed from cardiovascular disease. As the leading cause of death in the United States, CVD takes the lives of thousands each day. February is American Heart Month; during this time, support strides to end heart disease and advocate for early prevention, detection … Continue reading

Adobo Shrimp with Grain Salad

Makes: 5 Servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined 1½ cups dry quinoa (or rice, if preferred) ½ cup red pepper, diced ¼ cup red onion, diced ¼ cup scallion, chopped 1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped 2 limes, juiced Adobo spice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin … Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Before we load up on candy hearts and chocolate roses, it might be necessary to have a little refresher on how to snack smart. Portion control, mindful snacking and choosing the right kinds of treats can go a long way without making us feel like we’re completely indulging … Continue reading

Blueberry Tea Smoothie

Makes: 2 Servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 (6-ounce) container nonfat Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla ¾ cup cold tea (preferably unsweetened green or white tea) ¾ cup blueberries, frozen, unsweetened ½ cup ice cubes ¼ cup orange juice 1½ tablespoons honey Directions: Allow blueberries to defrost for about 15-20 … Continue reading

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

What do fish, flaxseed and walnuts all have in common? The answer is that they are all incredibly rich in Omega-3 fatty acids! These essential, polyunsaturated fats not only benefit our heart, but they also aid in preventing diseases such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and asthma. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, … Continue reading