Savor the deliciousness of your bird the day after Thanksgiving and incorporate it into this dish – and be extra thankful for the amazing nutritional benefits that are packed into so many incredible flavors. The walnuts that are added to this recipe provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are cardio-protective. Studies show that walnuts significantly lower bad LDL cholesterol and might protect against coronary artery disease. There is a distinct nutritional advantage that walnuts have over other nuts: They contain approximately 7% omega-3 fatty acids, further promoting heart health.Another ingredient that will help keep your heart pumping strong: grapes. Red seedless grapes contain resveratrol, a natural polyphenol, which has been shown to increase nitric oxide production, lowering levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, resulting in cardiovascular benefits.
During this time of year, show your appreciation for your heart and feed it these amazing nutrients!