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So often women lead such multi-tasking lives, they sometimes forget to take care of themselves. This week, we wanted to share some helpful nutritional tips from the Women's Nutrition Center at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Here are a few heart-healthy foods that they suggest and they also happen to taste good:

1. Salmon - This fish contains omega 3 - fatty acids, a special type of healthy fat. Try to include in your diet at least once or twice a week. Grilled, broiled or poached and it's great on top of salads.
2. Oats - Oatmeal is a great way to start your day and is high in soluble fiber. Steel cut, rolled or quick-cooking oats taste even better with fruits and nuts. Nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts and cashews provide an extra monounsaturated fat (the good kind).
3. Apples - The old adage about an apple a day has merit. This crunchy fruit is high in pectin, which may help lower cholesterol levels. It also is an easy way to help reach the recommended goal of 4 to 5 cups a day of fruits and vegetables.
4. Spinach - Popeye's favorite is a great source of folate, anti-oxidants, calcium, potassium and fiber. All helpful in lowering cholesterol and staying heart-healthy! Use in salads, omelettes, and as a cooked veggie with meals.
5. Whole Grains - Rather than refined carbs like white rice and white bread, aim for 3 to 5 servings daily of whole grains daily like brown rice, whole wheat breads and pastas. One half cup of brown rice and pasta are a serving (so eat slowly).

In addition to including these foods in your diet, they also suggest avoiding fried foods, fatty cuts of beef and pork, and processed foods including chips, deli meats and sugary sodas.

And, remember to drink water often. It is the best way to hydrate your skin and maintain a youthful complexion. Add slices of lemon for a natural, refreshing flavor with no calories!

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Happy Weekend,

Nancy & Flori
Nancy & Flori Roberts