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The double-edged sword of red wine’s health benefits

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.

The Proof is in the Pudding

It’s no secret that eating a good breakfast is a blueprint for a productive and energetic day. You munch on a healthy meal to start the day and you immediately shift your mind and your body from park into third gear. An early morning tango with some whole grains, protein, and fruit will give you the nutrients and nourishment to keep your energy levels dancing like a ballerina on a bed of hot coals!

A Grab-and-Go Breakfast to Power You Through the Day

According to national statistics, approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged children skip breakfast. By the time kids enter adolescence, as many as 20 to 30 percent have completely given up the most important meal of the day. There are many reasons this happens, and most of the reasons deal with sleep deprivation.

You Know the Drill: Be Safe When You Grill!

When the sun is dipping below the western horizon and a cool breeze is whistling through the trees, there’s really nothing better than biting into something that’s fresh off the grill. Burgers, brats, steaks, lamb chops, salmon, vegetables, fruit – you name it, they all are tasty titans of summer cuisine. As the temperature outside goes up, so do the flames of grills on patios all over the country. Grills are universally popular for their practicality, their versatility, and the distinctly roasted flavors they are able to bring out of meats, vegetables, and fruits.

Hitting the Trails

Escaping to the great outdoors at the blink of an eye is truly one of the most wonderful advantages of living in the Rocky Mountain region. Pristine peaks, bubbling creeks, peaceful lakes, abundant flowers and wildlife, cool air – the Rockies are truly a hiker’s paradise, and taking some time to step away into nature is one of the best ways to spend a summer day. No matter what region of the country – or the world – you hail from, summertime is prime time for hiking and backpacking.

Hiking and Grilling Trout: The Perfect Heart-Wise Summer Combo

Hiking and Grilling Trout: The Perfect Heart-Wise Summer Combo

Summer is here! That means it is time to get outside, fire up those grills, and get ready for a season of grilling all kinds of delectable creations (and you might have guessed that I prefer those creations that are full of fresh vegetables and fresh fish).  Always remember to maker sure your grill is ready for the season, and you can do this by following my healthy grilling tips.

Freshen Up Your Spring Dish With Fresh Grown Herbs!

I love spring!  It’s a great time to create delicious meals with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Of course, no meal would be complete without zesty garden fresh herbs.

For those of you who are considering starting an herb garden at home, here are some tips for growing a successful herb garden:

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Preparing food and dinning out can sometimes be tricky, especially when trying to maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight and diet while eating delicious food may sound like a contradiction but it doesn’t have to be. As The Cooking Cardiologist I craft delectable heart healthy meals that are delicious while making you satisfied and full. In this post I outline what is needed for a balanced meal plan.

Saving Hearts!

Did you know that cardiovascular disease and heart related deaths accounts for 25% of  all deaths in the United States? As a preventative cardiologist, I educate patients about the importance of maintaining a heart healthy diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Hollandaise

Sauces and salad dressings add flavor and creaminess to so many dishes, but these delicious toppings can also make otherwise healthy dishes high in fat and calories. Reducing the unhealthy ingredients in sauces can seem intimidating and many epicureans refuse to substitute the butter and creams that give sauces their rich flavors.