Eat– for Good Health

Consider  serving up a heart-healthy Rainbow Fruit Salad.  This recipe’s not only good for the heart, it’s good for the whole body, so make it one of your family favorites.   It’s juicy, cholesterol-free, fresh, and low in fat and sodium.  Rainbow Fruit Salad Recipe

Ingredients for four servings at 150 calories each:

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 4 plums, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup green and 1 cup red seedless grapes
  • 2 oranges, sectioned

A new University at Buffalo study suggests that eating antioxidant-rich oranges and other fruit reduces inflamation by 25% caused by an intake of fatty food (not the good-fat kind).   rainbow salad  

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10 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    A bowl of fruit is also the perfect dessert. Our boys (now) prefer it over oreo cookies! I never thought that would happen.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Mary Alice, it is wonderful when kids eat healthy at an early age. Guys can get fat, too! Everyone feels and looks better at their God-given weight.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Janessa, a surprising 10-year study reveals that women who drink four cups of coffee per day have an 18% lower risk of being hospitalized with heart rhythm problems like racing heartbeats. Those who drank three cups of coffee cut this risk by 7%. Credit goes to coffee’s blend of powerful antioxidants and caffeine.

  4. Becky Greenwald

    Kathleen, I was reading in your book, GOLD STANDARD OF THIN, about how healthy oils shield your heart. I have a friend at work who drinks fish oil.

  5. Kathleen Rowland

    Hi Becky! Sipping fish oil or olive oil is fine, but a person can enjoy olive oil in salad dressing (more, I think) or eat fish. In either case good fatty acids are essential and mop up dangerous molecules called free radicals before they damage heart cells.

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    Another study, related to heart health: As a pain killer, naproxen Aleve is a better choice than ibuprofen according to Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Their study proved that by switching painkillers, heart attack risk dropped by 50%.

  7. Kathleen Rowland

    Absolutely, Becky, and that is why I am now heading to the lap pool. I enjoy it for the stress relief as well as the toning and calorie burning!

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