Blood Pressure
Basics
Blood
Pressure Q&A
Drug Information
Lower Blood Pressure
Don't Miss Our Editors Picks!
Meet the Experts
Sign Me Up! FREE-NEWSLETTER
Take a Quiz
Heart  Healthy Living
Our final issue goes on sale May 16, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE...
CONTACT US
Bookmark and Share
BLOOD PRESSURE > Blood pressure BASICS >

Best Heart-Healthy Frozen Products

1 of 14

Warm up to frozen foods! Stock your freezer with these heart-smart staples that are just as nutritious as fresh and so handy they'll help you eat a heart-healthy diet year-round.

Marsha McCulloch, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Stock your freezer with heart-healthy power foods that keep longer than their fresh varieties. These frozen picks are just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts and are often cheaper and simpler to store. We've recommended foods in a number of categories, including frozen fruits and vegetables, grains, and proteins.

More frozen tips:

  • Buy fresh chicken, then freeze: Chicken sold in the freezer section typically has added salt.
  • Whole grains keep longer in the freezer: Store whole wheat flour, oats, and flaxseed in the freezer if you have the space.
  • Thaw foods safely: Thaw meats and seafood in the refrigerator, not on the counter. Read package directions to ensure the safety of your foods.
  • Freeze your own veggies: If you have extra in-season veggies you want to save, blanch them first (immerse in boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes), then drain well and store in airtight plastic bags.

 
RELATED STORIES
 
Pay $0 For Your Second Year
All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.
 
Pay $0 for your second year!
 
 

Sponsored Links

 
 
 
Better Homes & Gardens Network