Heart Superhero #7: Dairy - thrive360
Milk, yogurt and cheese are part of the Mediterranean diet. Paired with lots of vegetables and fruit, these milk products can help lower blood pressure.
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Heart Superhero #7: Dairy

Heart Super Powers

It may come as a surprise to you but milk, yogurt and cheese are part of the Mediterranean diet. In fact, when paired with lots of vegetables and fruit, these milk products can help lower blood pressure, a key factor in keeping your heart healthy (1). Even higher-fat dairy can reduce LDL cholesterol and triglycerides (2). Dairy consumption is also linked to a lower risk of stroke (3).

[Disclosure: From time to time I help Dairy Farmers of Canada with projects. No compensation was received for this post.]

(1) DASH Diet, Heart and Stroke Canada

(2) Higher fat version of DASH beneficial, Today’s Dietitian

(3) Dairy consumption and risk of stroke, Journal of the American Heart Association

(Dairy crest artwork by Jaqueline Schaller.)

 

Hero in Action

Try these savoury yogurt bowls and customize your very own.

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And, dairy-licious recipes from my dietitian friends across Canada (we like our dairy drinks!):

Mushroom Stroganoff — Dara & Erin from How to Eat

Creamy Dreamy Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip – Shannon Crocker

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte — Nutrition by Nazima

Green Apple Smoothie – Patricia Chuey

Kale Ginger Berry Smoothie – Vincci Tsui

 

Plus…don’t forget to enter the Heart Squad 7 contest (open to Canadian residents, except Quebec) – end on Feb 28, 2017.

 

What’s your fave dairy recipe?

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