All posts tagged: heart

The health benefits of sleeping with your dog

If you have a dog you likely know that sleeping with your dog can provide comfort and a feeling of safety. However, did you know that there are actual physical benefits to sleeping with your pup? Many studies have been done regarding sleeping with your dog. One found that being in the presence of our

[Recipe] Low Cholesterol Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

For this recipe we use white whole wheat flour. It is a bit more subtle in taste than the normal whole wheat flour. This delicious recipe makes 4 servings. Each pizza base contains the following nutrients. Please note that this is just for the pizza base. These values does not include the toppings. We all

Interesting facts about your body

Our bodies are complex and extraordinary vessels. Sometimes we need to stop and appreciate our bodies more. We are literally walking miracles. Humans have been curious about how the body works for centuries. The first exploration of the human anatomy was done in Egypt in 1600 BC. The Egyptians came as far as identifying organs

[Recipe] 7 Quick & Heart Healthy Salad Dressings

Below are a few different types of heart healthy salad dressing recipes. A serving of salad dressing should be no more than 2 tablespoons! All these recipes can be stores in the fridge for up to 1 week. Oil & Vinegar Dressing – makes 6 servings Ingredients: 8 tbsp Canola oil 4 tbsp Vinegar Method:

[Recipe] Bacon, mushroom and cheese pasta

We all love a good pasta, especially when combined with bacon, mushroom and cheese. This delightful recipe serves 8 and contains only 180 calories per serving. Ingredients: 170g Whole wheat pasta 3 slices Turkey bacon 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil 1 Small onion, diced 2 tsp Garlic, minced 2 cups Mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp

[Recipe] Hurricane punch

This delicious recipe is packed with vitamin C and makes 6 servings. Each serving contains 80 calories. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Pineapple, chopped 2 cups Citrus fruit, peeled 1 Lemon’s juice 250 ml Cranberry juice 1 cup ice and extra for serving Directions: In a blender, add the pineapple, citrus, lemon juice and cranberry juice.

[Recipe] Lemon Cheesecake

This delicious cheesecake recipe serves 8. Each serving contains about 80 calories. Ingredients: 2 tbs Cold water 1 Envelope unflavored gelatin 2 tbsp Lemon juice 1/2 cup Skim milk, heated almost to boiling 2 egg whites 1/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 2 cups Cottage cheese, low-fat Lemon zest for garnish Method: In a blender,

[Recipe] Tomato basil bruschetta

Something to add on to the summer BBQ or a brunch with friends. This recipe serves 6. Ingredients: 1/2 Baguette, whole grain 2 tbsp Basil, chopped 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped 2 Garlic cloves, minced 3 Tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup Fennel, diced 1 tsp Olive oil 2 tsp Balsamic vinegar 1 tsp Black pepper Method: Preheat

The plant of life – various uses for coconut

The origin of coconut is disputable as coconut fossils have been found in South America, Malaysia and India. Some of these fossils date back to about 55 million years ago. A coconut tree is part of the “palm tree” family and is mostly found in tropical areas around the world. When a coconut is still

Heart healthy food

I think by now we all know what a big role our diet plays in our general health. But in that same breath we also know that most foods have some type of negative effect to our health, so how do we know what to eat and what not to eat? I personally think that