Eating Heart Healthy
(NAPSA)-Many health-conscious Americans are waking-up to the following fact: Eating heart-healthy snacks and meals may help increase life span, energy levels and overall well-being.
One of the easiest-and tastiest-ways to cut the fat in your diet is to eat natural foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. For example, rice is cholesterol-free, contains only a trace of fat and is enriched with thiamin, niacin, and iron. Beans are also a delicious low-fat choice; they are high in fiber and folic acid and are a great source of protein. In fact, as part of a low-fat diet combined with regular exercise, beans are recognized in helping prevent cancer, heart disease and obesity.
There are a variety of dishes to choose from. For example:
Classic Black Beans And Rice
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, pepper, and garlic; cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes.
Serve over white rice.