Heart Healthy Asian Tuna with Apricots
  • 23oz Cans White Albacore Tuna in WaterTuna’s heart healthy benefits are Omega-3 fatty acids in combination with potassium bring an anti-inflammatory effect to the cardiovascular system, which in turn benefits us by lowering blood pressure, risk of stroke and heart attacks.
  • 1 Cloves Chopped GarlicGarlic offers a variety of benefits, from cardiovascular protection and also lowering LDL levels, triglycerides and lowering blood pressure.
  • 1/2Teaspoon Freshly Grated GingerThis is supported by a study in hypothyroid rats, where ginger extract lowered LDL cholesterol to a similar extent as the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin . Both studies also showed reductions in total cholesterol and blood triglycerides.
  • 1Large Slice Red Onion, then chop smallOnion are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • 1/2Teaspoon Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2Teaspoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1Teaspoon Sesame OilSesame Oil is rich in mono- and polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs) — the good kind of fat that cuts cholesterol.
  • 1Teaspoon Chili Garlic Paste
  • 3-4 Chopped Dried Apricots Dried fruit is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • 2-3Tablespoons Avocado MayonnaiseHellmann’s Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing combines a blend of oils (avocado, canola, and soy). It is high in Omega-3’s which are good for your heart.
  • 1/4Cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1/4Cup Matchstick CarrotsCarrots contain vitamin A, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
  • Handful Raw AlmondsThe health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels
  • 1Package Organic Spinach and Butter leaf LettuceSpinach is a really great heart-healthy food. Spinach has just about everything your heart needs, including plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, and fiber. Folate is important for building and maintaining healthy cells, especially healthy red blood cells needed for heart health.
  1. First wash and chop all veggies into small pieces and set aside. Next, in a bowl, add the tuna, veggies, sesame oil, avocado mayo, chili garlic paste, sesame seeds, and apricots and mix with a fork.
  2. Put all over a bed of lettuce and stir. Add low fat ranch or you can just add some rice vinegar and blend…..This salad is my absolute favorite…Enjoy!!!

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