Dr Oz: Heart Healthy Recipes
In the January issue of O Magazine, Dr Oz has a feature on how to cook to heal your heart. In the beginning of this segment, Dr Oz put on the gloves to show you what a healthy heart was supposed to look like. (Guess it couldn’t be too healthy if it was on the table.) Dr Oz described the heart as “dainty, fresh and the size of a fist.” Then Dr Oz uncovered the unhealthy heart. In comparison, the heart was much larger, stiffer and tough to the touch.
Dr Oz brought up Jill, an audience member, who stated that she tried to eat healthily and wanted to keep her heart healthy.
Dr Oz: Tomato Cottage Cheese Recipe
1. Tomatoes- tomatoes contain lycopene and helped to lower blood pressure. You can fill a tomato with cottage cheese for a healthy, delicious snack. Jill tasted it and liked it.
Dr Oz: Salmon Salad Recipe
2. Salmon-for those budget-conscience consumers, you can buy salmon in a can. Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids, which works on plaque in the heart. (Dr Oz showed a blood clot image). For a healthy lunch, prepare the canned salmon (like tuna) with low-fat mayo and spread onto whole wheat bread. Add lettuce for an easy, tasty lunch.
Dr Oz: Lima Bean Recipe
3. Lima beans (anyone else flinch here?)- Dr Oz stated that you could cook the lima beans with garlic for added health benefits. Dr Oz prepared a dish made with all 3 ingredients and called it the Power Meal To Heal The Heart. Jill stated that she hated lima beans but that she would try them just for Dr Oz. According to Jill, the dish was delish! (Not sure if I’m falling for that one!)