• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Nuts and your healthy heart

October 31, 2016

an assortment of nuts in wooden spoons, on a weathered green painted wooden table

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
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Nuts pack a lot of nutrition in a tiny package. See how adding them to your diet may help your heart.

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Barbecue chicken pizza
Chicken salad with Thai flavors
Chicken with braised pineapple
Chicken adobo soup with bok choy

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Put a leash on anger
Do you find yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in traffic? Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, but it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health and your relationships. It may be challenging at first, but, with time and effort, healthy responses may come naturally. To get your anger under control, try these tips:

  1. Take a timeout from the situation.
  2. When you're calm, express your concern.
  3. Use humor to defuse tensions

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.

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