Foods Our Heart Will Love

Top 10 Heart-Healthy Choices
by Judith Fertig

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning once penned this unforgettable line to her husband and fellow poet, Robert Browning.

Let us also count the ways to improve our loved ones’ heart health. Lower blood pressure. Modulate irregular heartbeats. Avoid plaque build-up in arteries. Improve blood flow to the heart. We can love our hearts with 10 superfoods that just might make perfect ingredients for a Valentine’s Day meal, starting with dark chocolate.

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Faux Salmon Patties

Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan
YIELDS: 4 servings
Faux Salmon Burgers recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • Leftover pulp from 1 lb juiced carrots
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped (about 3 cups)
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped red cabbage
  • ½ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 2/3 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup cooked or sprouted millet
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cumin
  • Fresh cilantro

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