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Healthy Eating Tip & Recipe of the Month

February 2015

Love Your Health, Love Your Food

 

You may be treating your sweetheart this February, but don’t forget it’s also American Heart Month - so give your own heart some extra love.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. But the good news is many of these deaths and risk factors are preventable.

While age, gender and family history cannot be controlled, you can prevent and control high cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess weight and obesity with lifestyle changes, medications and healthful eating.

Healthy food choices and an active lifestyle can have a big impact on your heart's health. Just a few steps and you can be on your way to a healthier heart:

Regularly eat fatty fish like salmon, lake trout, albacore tuna (in water, if Eat fewer foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains.

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- www.eatright.org

E-mail Mallory Mount at evans99@marshall.edu with any questions. Thanks and have a healthy day!!

 

Mexican Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups light chocolate soymilk

1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 slice (4x1 inch) angel food cake, torn into pieces

1/2 cup frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping

1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) raspberries

Grated semisweet chocolate, if desired

Directions

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 150

Total Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Sodium: 440mg

Total Carbohydrates: 32g

Protein: 3g

 

Recipe from livebetteramerica.com.