February - I "Heart" You! Eat Heart Smart

Natural Foods:  February - I "Heart" You! Eat Heart Smart
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Make smart food choices by incorporating foods that are heart-smart into our every day life.   Doctors have long recognized how Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, boost immunity and improve arthritis symptoms.  And, it seems that it may improve learning ability in children too.  Omega-3’s are called essential fatty acids because your body can’t make them.  Research shows that omega-3s are better absorbed from food than supplements.  The best sources are from foods like fish, walnuts, flaxseeds, soybeans and even tofu. Whole grains have also been shown to reduce bad cholesterol and adds an important source of fiber, B vitamins and magnesium for heart health.
Try these great tasting heart-healthy foods that include antioxidants, lean proteins, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids; all of which, along with activity, help you maintain a healthy weight and lipid levels for better heart health.

Sweet Earth Big Sur Breakfast Burrito —A delicious blend of smoked seitan bits and tofu seasoned with beneficial herbs and spices, with delicious red peppers and potatoes.

One Degree Sprouted Grain Organic Lentil Bread—Located in the freezer section in selected stores, you will love this tasty bread made with heart healthy legumes, cultivated and harvested without chemicals or animal fertilizers (you might want to try the Sesame Sunflower Sprouted too—it’s yummy!).  The combination of sprouted grains boosts key vitamins and minerals and help with digestibility.  It is an excellent source of protein and fiber, and happily sweetened with raisins.  This company is unique as they invite you to see exactly where and how the ingredients are handled, sourced and grown by scanning the QR code on the package with your smartphone or logging on to www.onedegreeorganics.com
They call it the “ingredient truth”.  Here’s an opportunity to see exactly where your food comes from.

Earnest Eats Granola Power Grains and Flax Bars—Are portable goodness.  Made with a blend of whole oats, amaranth and quinoa, and flax, this superfood grain blend provides slow-release energy along with protein, fiber and phytonutrients.

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Sweet Earth Big Sur Burrito
Find in your freezer section

One Degree Bread
Also in the freezer section

Earnest Eats Power Grains
Heart smart start to a great day!