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Recipes To Prevent the Build Up of Plaque in Arteries

Recipes To Prevent the Build Up of Plaque in Arteries

Everyone knows the implications of heart disease, and plaque in arteries plays a major role in the onset of this particular ailment. With that in mind, many people feel that there is little they can do to prevent this build up and their risks of getting heart disease or having a heart attack. The truth is that eating a sensible diet can help you to keep your arteries clean and your heart healthy.

Referred to as a heart healthy diet by many, a meal plan centered around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes can provide you with all the protection you need. Try some of these heart healthy recipes today!

Whole Wheat Pasta with a Spinach Tomato Sauce

Serves 4

You’ll Need:

1 Package Whole Wheat Pasta

2 Cloves Garlic

4 medium Tomatoes

4 Cups Chopped, Fresh Spinach (or 1 package frozen spinach if you can’t find it fresh)

Basil, Oregano, Rosemary to taste (Fresh preferably but dried is tasty)

1 Small Jalape?�o

This really easy dish is delicious and quick to create and it’s effective in preventing the build up of plaque in arteries too. Simple boil the pasta per the package instructions, then rinse and set aside. Chop the remaining ingredients and mix them together in a medium size pot, then let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes. Toss the sauce and pasta together, serve with fresh salad and you’ve got a quick and tasty meal for the whole family.

Stove-Top Pizzas

Serves 4

You’ll Need:

4 Whole Wheat Pitas

1 Can Crushed Tomatoes

Fresh Basil

2 Cloves Garlic

6 Button Mushrooms

2 Orange Bell Peppers (or color of choice)

1 Medium Onion

1 Can Olives

2 Ounces Low Fat Cheese of Choice (Optional)

Simply simmer the canned tomatoes, basil and garlic until warm and set aside. Chop the vegetables into bite sized pieces and set aside. Heat up a non stick skillet and place a pita into the pan. Top the pita with the sauce, a half ounce of cheese and the vegetables and cover with a top for one minute, and serve! You can also make homemade calzones by stuffing the pita breads with the above ingredients and baking them in the oven at 400 degrees for eight to ten minutes.

Easy Peasy Chili

Serves 4

You’ll Need:

2 Cans Black Beans

2 Cans Stewed tomatoes

1 Can Sweet Corn

2 Bell Peppers, Chopped

4 Cloves Garlic, Minced or Chopped

1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 Tbsp Chili Powder

Simply mix all the ingredients together and heat it up on the stove. You can make this stretch by serving it over a bed of brown rice and a fresh salad so you have leftovers for lunch the next day. Simple, delicious and heart healthy! Talk about an easy way to prevent the build up of plaque in arteries.