It’s National Women’s Health Week

With all that has been going on around the country and world, it’s easy to overlook that May is women’s health month and that this week is National Women’s Health Week. A balanced eating pattern is a cornerstone of health. Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of healthful foods from all of the food … Continue reading It’s National Women’s Health Week

4 Things Every Man Should Know About Their Heart Health

Good nutrition and lifestyle play big roles in keeping your heart healthy. You can decrease your risk of heart disease by making smart food choices. Fill up on fiber-rich whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and lentils. Choose plant-based fats, such as avocado, nuts, seeds and olive oil, instead of animal-based fats such as butter. Read … Continue reading 4 Things Every Man Should Know About Their Heart Health

Heart Health Month: Identifying The Risk Factors Of Heart Disease

By: Julia Lott, MS, RD, LD Fresh ‘N Fit Cuisine February is heart health month so over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you helpful suggestions and information on how to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. There are numerous … Continue reading Heart Health Month: Identifying The Risk Factors Of Heart Disease

Shake The Habit: How To Lower Your Sodium Intake

By: Julia Lott, MS, RD, LD Fresh 'N Fit CuisineThe average person eats more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day. However, the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends having 2,300 mg a day.  According to the American Heart Association, 70% of the sodium Americans eat comes from packaged, prepared and restaurant foods, not … Continue reading Shake The Habit: How To Lower Your Sodium Intake

Heart Health for Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women. Diet, lifestyle choices and a few other key factors play a big role in a wide range of heart conditions. Take care of your heart by choosing the right foods to promote overall health. Fruits and Vegetables Matter When it comes to loading your … Continue reading Heart Health for Women

What It Means To Live A Heart Healthy Life

By Julia Lott, MS RD LD, Fresh 'N Fit Cuisine Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Fortunately, many of the factors that contribute to heart disease can be controlled, such as nutrition and exercise.  Furthermore, stress in your life can increase risk tremendously.    The only causes of heart disease … Continue reading What It Means To Live A Heart Healthy Life

Heart Health And Diet

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 92 million people in the United States have some form of heart/cardiovascular disease — that's about 29 percent of the population. Many of these deaths and risk factors are preventable, and food choices have a big impact on your heart's health, even if you … Continue reading Heart Health And Diet

Incorporating Healthy Fats Into Your Diet

Fat is a nutrient necessary for your health. While various fats in foods have different effects on health, some fats offer health-protective benefits. Consider including foods with these fats, in moderation, to your meals. Omega-3 Fats Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid that may help lower cholesterol levels and support heart … Continue reading Incorporating Healthy Fats Into Your Diet

The 10 Best Foods for Your Heart

In a fast-paced world where convenience trumps (more time- and labor-intensive) healthy eating, the battle is on to protect your heart. The food choices you make can drastically affect your heart health, energy and appetite control. Keep your heart in tip-top shape with choices that are tasty, healthy and convenient for the entire family. From … Continue reading The 10 Best Foods for Your Heart

Healthy ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

In celebration of February’s American Heart Month, enjoy Valentine’s Day with your loved one with heart-healthy foods that say, “I love you.” The heart symbol that represents this holiday can serve as a reminder of how important it is to keep ourselves and our families protected against the No. 1 killer in America: heart disease. The purpose … Continue reading Healthy ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day