How are you? We hope this finds you well, and that you will find some of the information shared here as the resource it is meant to be – an opportunity to nourish and nurture the health of your heart and mind, as we kick off February, nationally recognized as American Heart Month. Did you know, there is a “recipe” for enjoying delicious food that protects your heart health, and your brain function? You may not – we are all busy, stressed and focused on almost everything but what is for dinner. Please read on to see the “recipe” for a healthy life. Think of it as a “business case” to help you keep eating well on your plate as a priority. This business case is set up like a recipe, for good reason – how you eat over the course of your life is critical to all your efforts to have a happy life. If you think of your heart, mind, and health as something you own, that needs maintenance and care, and that nourishing food brings compounded benefits and “profit” over the course of your lifetime, you will create the foundation you and your family need to enjoy a healthy, happy life and the ability to reach your goals. Learn more about this recipe, and how we can help you make the best choices. We heart your heart!
Assets – Assets are the resources an entity uses to increase capacity, manage business, or otherwise generate value. In your community, your grocery store is an asset. Individually, we all have two primary assets:
– Beats 100,000 beats per day
-Beats 35 million beats per year.
-Beats about 2.5 billion times in your lifetime – your engine of health.
-Is protected and empowered by eating well, and being mindful of what we drink.
-Actively working 24 hours per day/every day of your life
-Has 100 billion neurons, 500 trillion synapses moving the molecules and electricity – your data manager of health.
-Powers thinking, seeing, moving, learning, creating, and storing memories, feelings and skills, supporting physical activity, and more.
-Is protected and empowered by eating well and being mindful of what we drink.
Favorite Recipe for a Healthy Life
-Family favorites and cultural foods that are familiar and good for you.
-Flavor-full – Herbs, spices, oils, and flavors that inspire joy and excitement.
-Plant-forward – Fresh, frozen and canned produce items.
-Powerful proteins – Diverse protein foods, including plants, seafood, dairy, poultry and lean pork and beef.
-Food and nutrition information, education and if needed, medical nutrition care to empower a health life, plate by plate, bite by bite.
Find – wonderful recipes at Healthy Eating, American Heart Association
Choose – colorful, delicious produce, and include them in most of your meals and snacks. Each time you eat, make at least half of your meal or snacks fruits and vegetables. The nutrients, vitamins and minerals in produce help your body manage blood pressure, maintain flexible arteries, protect your kidney function, and provide antioxidants to support cell and brain health.
Add – powerful, savory, satiating protein foods to fuel growth in children, healthful weight for all, and strong immune systems.
Mix – with your favorite family foods, along with low or no salt seasonings,
Enjoy – All foods, including treats, in servings that allow you to eat well, with your heart in mind!