by Karen Roth, MSNC
This holiday season, many of us will be spending time with family and friends, and that includes meals. Many dishes on the holiday table can be salty or contain high amounts of unhealthy fats. While these types of homemade foods make us feel loved, we can show our love by preparing delicious healthy dishes whenever we can. As an example, you can show a little heart with this heart healthy recipe, made with Olive Your Heart®.
2 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 garnet yam, peeled and chopped
1 rutabaga, peeled and chopped
1 red onion, quartered and separated
1 tbsp. ground thyme
1 tbsp. rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup vegetable broth
¼ cup Carlson Olive Your Heart®, Garlic Flavor
The vegetables in this recipe are high in heart healthy fiber, vitamin c, and chromium, while the thyme and rosemary both contain powerful antioxidants.
Olive Your Heart® contains 1,480 mg of omega-3s from wild-caught, sustainably-sourced, high-quality Norwegian fish oil. The two most beneficial omega-3s are EPA and DHA, which promote optimal cardiovascular health.
Omega-3 fish oil is very beneficial to heart health. Here are some ways it can benefit the heart:
Whether you are the person preparing the meal or a guest taking a side dish, this recipe will guarantee your body is getting some amazing nutrients.
It’s important to note that if there are leftovers of this dish. Avoid reheating it as that can destroy the nutrient value of the omega-3s in Olive Your Heart®. Simply, bring it to room temperature to serve any leftovers.
by Laurel Sterling, MA, RD, CDN
What’s all the buzzzzzz about those Bs? Well, I’m referring to those good ‘ol B vitamins. The B group vitamins are a collection of eight water-soluble vitamins that are crucial for a variety of metabolic processes throughout the body. They do such things as: assist with red blood cell formation, help convert food into energy, maintain normal nervous system formation and function, as well as, being involved in skin and hair maintenance. Many of the B vitamin functions overlap, but some have more specific tasks. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the various B vitamins and the roles they play.
The Daily Dose blog features health and wellness articles from Senior Nutritionist & Educator Jolie Root, LPN,LNC; Nutritionist & Educator Laurel Sterling, MA, RDN, CDN; and Featured Guest Blogger Karen Roth, MSNC. Other guest bloggers will also join us.
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