A popular way to get rid of okra's mucilage slime is to fry it, but one cook roasts the vegetable to see if it can be slime-free and tasty. She flavors it with chaat masala for a more heart-healthy vegetable dish.
Chef Huda is on a mission to promote a heart-healthy diet by sharing recipes that are rich in lean proteins and vegetables and low in processed foods and salt.
"If you can make better choices using multigrain pastas, less salt in your diet, reading the back of labels, using more fresh ingredients, you’re on your way to being healthier and leading a happier life," said the chef, who appeared on the ABC reality show "The Taste".
Making a tasty stew that doesn't keep you glued to the stove all day is easier than you think. Simply throw in a heavy piece of meat such as lamb, the freshest barley and root vegetables you can find and let simmer on constant, low heat all day for a rich, heart-warming dish.
Gradually reduce the amount of trans fats, sugars and salt in your dishes to make more heart-healthy options, and try other healthful ingredients to replace any decrease in flavor. Steam, grill or roast vegetables to keep flavors and retain nutrients, and grill or broil meat on a rack to cut down on saturated fats.
FAVORED Dairy is helping cows produce milk with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The company has developed a feeding regimen that includes seaweed, flaxseed meal and roasted soybeans, which fortifies the milk.
Americans came closer to following heart-healthy diets between 1980 and 2002, but there has been either little improvement or trends in the wrong direction for the areas of energy balance, sodium intake and fish intake, according to a new study. The areas in which Americans have shown improvement, however, include eating more fruits and vegetables, total grain, and whole grain and drinking less alcohol.