Healthy and delicious lunch: Tuna with Balsamic Vinegar

Tuna is full of Omega 3 fatty acids which actually good for the heart and is full of protein.

Have it with whole wheat toast which is full of fiber, that lowers your cholesterol.

SInce most people eat tuna with mayonnaise which is full of fat and cholesterol, I suggest substituting the mayonnaise with balsamic vinegar. For the oil and vinegar taste effect, splash some olive oil on the sandwich.

For more taste or garnish, add a red onion slice which is not only has antioxidants, but also good for, believe it or not, fighting against stomac cancer.

For more fiber, add a couple slices of romaine lettuce which will also has vitamin E (antioxidants for your heart and improves skin tone) .

If you are really daring, try dressing up this sandwich with some Smart Bacon (made of soy, not animal fats). Smart Bacon tastes pretty decent, but is not as tasty as regular bacon and is very dry.  That is only because Smart Bacon has no grease, which is what makes regular bacon so juicy. So, what I do is brush it with a little olive oil and some lemon juice. I find that the lemon juice really brings out the flavor. I have not tried this yet, but maybe, you can marinate the Smart Bacon in lemon juice for a couple of hours before using it. It may add some vitamin C to it.

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10 Great Tasting Heart Healthy Foods in Plain English

25 Top Heart-Healthy Foods

Here are some of the best tasting foods for your heart. There is something on the list for every taste.

Salmon
Grill salmon with a great tasting rub or marinade. Save a chunk to chop for a pasta or salad later on.

Flaxseed (ground)
Ground flaxseed hides easily in all sorts of foods — yogurt parfaits, morning cereal, homemade muffins, or cookies.  

Oatmeal
Top hot oatmeal with fresh berries. Oatmeal-and-raisin cookies are a hearty treat.

Black or Kidney Beans
Give soup or salad a nutrient boost — stir in some beans. 

Almonds
Mix a few almonds (and berries) into low-fat yogurt, trail mix, or fruit salads.  

Walnuts
Walnuts add flavorful crunch to salads, pastas, cookies, muffins, even pancakes. 

Red wine
Toast your good health! A glass of red wine could improve “good” HDL cholesterol. 

Tuna
Here’s lunch: Salad greens, fresh fruit, canned tuna. Keep “Salad Spritzer” a light dressing — in your office fridge. 

Tofu
Tasty tofu is easy: Thinly slice “firm” tofu, marinate several hours, grill or stir-fry. 

Brown rice
B-complex vitamins; fiber; niacin; magnesium, fiber. Microwavable brown rice makes a quick lunch. Stir in a few chopped veggies (broccoli, carrots, spinach).