Welcome to The Cooking Cardiologist Blog! I write about health, food and cooking from my perspective as a cardiologist (as you can imagine, there’s a lot to know). If you don’t see something you’re interested to know, please ask!
Special thanks to MensFitness.com for featuring four of my heart-healthy recipes in their recipe round-up today. Check out www.mensfitness.com for more on the story and ways to include leaner meats, healthier fats and omega 3s to your dinner routine. Cook well, live long!
A lot of research has been conducted on the health benefits and health risks of wine, in particular red wine. The challenge with associating health benefits to alcohol is that there is always a risk of overconsumption, which brings with it significant health risks. Like anything, used in moderation, red wine can be good for you, but how good is still under debate.
Fresh summer peaches are all around our farmers’ markets and produce sections. And this is very good for all of us. Peaches contain just 68 calories and zero fat. Plus they are naturally high in vital nutrients such as calcium, niacin, potassium, and thiamine.
Recently I was interviewed on iHeart Radio about a recent report linking eggs to plaque build up in the arteries. The biggest problem with eggs is cholesterol. And one egg yolk has about 180mg of cholesterol, which is about 90% of the recommended daily allowance for anybody with heart disease (according to the American Heart Association).
Recently I showcased a couple of light and spicy gazpacho recipes on the CW2 Daybreak morning show. Gazpacho is a chilled soup that is light and lively, and a delicious was to cool down on a warm summer afternoon.