Heart-Healthy Helpings With Veggie Sliders
(NewsUSA) – For a healthy alternative to the American grilling classic, the burger, consider adding unique ingredients such as California Raisins to add flavor and nutrition. A good source of potassium and fiber, raisins are an all-natural, no-sugar-added ingredient and are fat- and cholesterol-free.
As if that weren’t enough, raisins may support heart health, according to new research. A study at the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Center suggests eating raisins three times daily may significantly lower blood pressure for adults with prehypertension.
“Raisins deliver dietary fiber and beneficial nutrients like potassium and antioxidants associated with cardio-protective benefits, such as reduced blood pressure,” said Dr. James Painter, registered dietitian and nutrition research advisor for the California Raisin Marketing Board. “These findings add to the growing body of scientific evidence that indicates there may be numerous positive health benefits linked to eating raisins.”
Pump up the great taste with this perfectly “heart”y recipe for the grill from www.loveyourraisins.com.