Dr. Erica Steele – Ever wonder what some heart healthy meals look like? My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field and they’re all in the natural healthcare space, and I’ve chosen to be a drugless doctor. So here’s some examples of some heart healthy meals. You have grilled salmon with a site of quinoa, roasted vegetables.
Salmon is a great resource for omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure and also reduce the risk of heart disease. Quinoa is a high fiber, high protein grain. It can also help to lower cholesterol levels, roasted vegetables provide antioxidants and other nutrients that are beneficial for the heart.
Second Turkey chili, Turkey chili with a side of mixed green salad. Turkey is a lean protein source. It’s lower in saturated fat than other meats. And chili is a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, which are all rich in antioxidants and other heart healthy nutrients.
They have a lot of third, they have a lot of protein pastas out today. So I think Banza is a really good brand that has protein pasta. It’s pasta made out of chickpeas. They also have lentil pasta and black bean pasta, and you can mix that with marinara sauce and a side of grilled chicken. So pastas are a great source of fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels.
Marinara is a good source of lycopene and antacid. Beneficial for your heart. Grilled chicken is a lean source of protein that is lower in saturated fats than your other meats, specifically like your red meat. Number four, black bean and sweet potato burrito with avocado salsa. So black beans are high in fiber, which can help to lower cholesterol levels.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of potassium, which can also help to lower blood pressure, and avocados are a good source of healthy fats that can help to improve your heart health. Grilled chicken or fish with a side of brown rice, as well as steamed vegetables is pretty much a good staple meal.
Grilled chicken or fish or lean sources of protein that are lower in saturated fat than other meats. Brown rice is a whole grain that also is high in fiber, which can help to lower cholesterol levels by improving your short chain fatty acids, which contribute to your prebiotics as well as your probiotics.
Steam vegetables provide antioxidants and other nutrients that are also really beneficial for the heart. It’s important to note that a healthy diet should be diverse and balanced with a good variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. We tend to use more of the macro philosophy within our practice.
We don’t subscribe to any specific. Diet because diets tend to not work. Uh, and patients tend to get confused, or just that monotheistic version of eating is not necessarily considered healthy. So we look at, well, how many grams of proteins, how many grams of fats, how many grams of carbohydrates that the person needs?
So it’s always good to consult with your healthcare professional for getting that personalized.