24 Feb 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.]
(Dairy crest artwork by Jaqueline Schaller.)
Hero in Action
Try these savoury yogurt bowls and customize your very own.
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?