Olive Garden ★★

Olive Garden destroys the idea of healthy Mediterranean food by loading it with saturated fat, carbohydrates, and salt. While their menu is far from the worst we have seen, there are few entrees that could genuinely be called healthy. If you’re looking for a healthier option for Italian food, try Carrabba’s Italian Grill. See more… Continue reading Olive Garden ★★

Mrs Dash Spices & Marinades

Mrs Dash is a venerable brand… they’ve been around since 1983, and they are a great option for anyone trying to reduce their sodium. They produce a full line of salt-free products, including seasoning, spice mixtures and marinade. The brand seems to have a bit of a stodgy reputation, but they actually produce a wide… Continue reading Mrs Dash Spices & Marinades

Assess Your Heart Risk with a Lipid Panel

A Lipid panel is a simple and inexpensive blood test that evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease. A Lipid panel test includes: Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio. You don’t need a doctor’s order to get a Lipid panel. You can order the test yourself… Continue reading Assess Your Heart Risk with a Lipid Panel

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Burger King ★★★

Fast food is not healthy, but some fast food restaurants offer healthier options than others. We’re pleased with the choices Burger King offers. While not ideal, they’re OK for an occasional fast-food outing. See more restaurant meal recommendations. What to Order Burger King offers two varieties of burgers… their signature Whoppers, and their “regular” burgers,… Continue reading Burger King ★★★

Dave’s Killer Bread

Bread is almost always high in sodium, and is often high in fats. The folks at Dave’s Killer Bread have created a line of bread and baked goods that are lower in sodium and fat, packed with healthy whole grains, and surprisingly tasty! In addition to half a dozen types of bread – including whole… Continue reading Dave’s Killer Bread