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10 Superfoods for a Healthy Heart

Heart diseases remain the leading killer in the United States. Certain Superfoods are great for helping in lowering the cholesterol, reducing inflammation, maintaining blood pressure and slowing the formation of blood clotting.

When it comes to keeping your heart healthier including the right foods in your diet is necessary. These Superfoods are high in carotenoids, which act as antioxidants and free your body of potentially harmful compounds. They are also high in fiber and contain tons of vitamins and minerals. Here is the list of top 10 tasty Superfoods for your Heart:

  • Apple Pie Oatmeal
    Preparing Oatmeal in a slow cooker can not be easier. This recipe includes apple juice & cinnamon for an apple pie flavor. Oatmeal and Apple are high in fiber that helps in lowering the cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels.
    Similar recipes: Oatmeal MuffinsOatmeal Cookies, Baked Oatmeal
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10 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

There are a lot of great reasons why quinoa is considered to be a superfood. It gives you a lot of energy with contents like magnesium and iron. It is full of fiber. In addition, this healthy grain can be a good lunch, dinner or breakfast and can even be taken as a dessert. If you like to cook quinoa, you must try these recipes:-

  • Quinoa Tabbouleh: This tasty dish combines fresh herbs and quinoa and is a great option for a healthy lunch. You can prepare this dish ahead of time and eat for whole week. Here’s the recipe:

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  • Quinoa Pancakes: These mini patties are made of Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and garlic. These are perfect for a light lunch when combined with spinach leaves. You can add more flavor to it by adding a topping of salsa which has zero calories.

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  • Energy-Revving Quinoa: If you are feeling sluggish, then Quinoa is the best thing. It gives you energy with a good amount of magnesium, iron and fiber. The black beans that are filled with protein will keep you very full and satisfied.

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  • Quinoa and Chickpea Burger: These meatless, quinoa and chickpea versions of beef burgers are a great meal for the whole family.

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  • Lemon-Blueberry Quinoa Porridge: If you are tired of oatmeal, you should try quinoa porridge. The porridge is filled with blueberries which are rich in antioxidants and protein filled almonds.

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  • Quinoa Ginger-Pecan Muffins: The muffins that we buy from the market are usually filled with calories and fat. If you want to have a good diet, try these nutty muffins.

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  • Tomatoes with Sausage and Green Goddess Dressing: This is different from the usual salad. It is full of belly-flattening protein because of quinoa and chicken sausage. It is great for lunch.

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  • Quinoa and Onion Risotto with Creme Fraiche and Hazelnuts: This rissoto goes well with pork and ham. Hazelnuts and onions give the risotto a crunchy and chewy texture.

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  • Quinoa Pudding: Quinoa can be eaten as dessert as well. It is very common in countries like Peru to use it in custards and puddings. Quinoa pudding is a glutten free recipe which is similar to rice pudding.

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  • Stuffed Butternut Squash With Quinoa: This dish is great for a vegetarian supper and contains pine nut, pepper and quinoa.

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