Seven heart-healthy things to do with chocolate

Seven heart-healthy things to do with chocolate

In the spirit of it being Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and Heart Month to boot, I thought it would be fun to do something about the heart health benefits of chocolate. There’s just one problem. While there are numerous studies suggesting that chocolate may be good for our cardiovascular health, they’re based on very low quality evidence .…

Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Chicken Pasta Recipe

Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Chicken Pasta Recipe

There was so much interest in last week’s post about feeding a family with diverse preferences that I wanted to share one of the kid-friendlier recipes in my 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook , this Roasted Tomato and Chicken Pasta. I use chicken thighs because they’re more forgiving than breasts, and easier on the budget, which helps if you’re feeding a…

Recipe: Blood Pressure Friendly Berry Tart

Recipe: Blood Pressure Friendly Berry Tart

This surprisingly simple, crowd-pleasing dessert can help you get more fruit and whole grains, helpful for addressing high blood pressure, while still eating food you enjoy. It’s one of the seven favourite recipes included in the planning guide for my free 10-Day Blood Pressure Challenge , which ran from Feb 14-24 for Heart Month.…

Cardiac Support Group starts online community

Cardiac Support Group starts online community

If you or a loved one has had a heart attack, stent, bypass, or other heart problem, you might be interested to know that Calgary’s  Heart to Heart Support Society  now has a Facebook group to facilitate ongoing support, encouragement, and friendship for those adjusting to life after a cardiac event. History of the Heart to Heart…