List Of Foods You Didn’t Know Are Heart Healthy
Appropriately named, February is Heart Month. Whether you’re enjoying a fine dining meal at your favorite Pawleys Island restaurant or trying your hand at a new-home cooked dish, there are a number of foods to help celebrate Heart Month.
Contrary to popular belief, foods that are heart healthy don’t have to skimp on flavor. In fact some entrees prepared at Chive Blossom center around these foods that give your heart a boost.
Salmon is high in omega-3s, a fatty acid that has perks for your heart and brain. Studies show that eating the recommended amount of omega-3s can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cognitive issues.
Try This: If you’re looking for rich flavor while bettering your heart health, try the Mediterranean Salmon at Chive Blossom next time you’re in the mood for a Pawleys Island seafood restaurant.
Red, yellow and orange veggies
It’s no surprise that vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers and acorn squash have vitamins and nutrients good for your overall health, but these colored veggies also pack a heart healthy punch. Red fruits and veggies can lower blood pressure, while yellow and orange vegetables lower cholesterol.
Try This: The Chive Blossom Crustless Crab Quiche is loaded with roasted red peppers, or opt for the chopped salad, filled with romaine hearts, red onion, and hearts of palm.
Asparagus is loaded with powerful nutrients like beta-carotene, folate and fiber, and at only 5 calories per spear, you can enjoy a handful of this delicious vegetable.
Try This: The Fish Du Jour is served with grilled asparagus. Head to the Chive Blossom dinner menu for more details on this delicious entrée.
The monounsaturated fats in avocados lower your “bad” cholesterol. The fruits also have an anti-inflammatory element that can prevent chronic inflammation.
Try This: Don’t leave Chive Blossom without trying the Crab Slaw if you’re an avocado fan. The salad is loaded with artichokes, jumbo lump crab, spinach chiffonade, vine-ripened tomatoes, capers, lemon, olive oils, and fresh herbs.
Pecans are a versatile nut that can be used in a variety of dishes. The small treat has the power to lower blood cholesterol when eaten in moderation.
Try This: The roasted pecans on the Rainbow Trout dinner at Chive Blossom bring a unique flavor to the dish.
While technically not a food, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include red wine on our heart healthy menu. Moderate amounts of red wine are thought to lower heart disease risk. For women, that’s one 5 oz. glass a day and two glasses for men.
Try This: Your favorite Pawleys Island restaurant has no shortage of red wine. With an extensive list, Chive Blossom is sure to find a flavor that works for you. Browse the list ahead of time.
Keeping your heart healthy should be a focus for a lifetime, but it doesn’t mean you have to have a diet full of bland food. Enjoy these flavorful dishes and keep your heart ticking longer.