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National Wear Red Day Information

“Chances are high that you or someone in your family will be affected by Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) at some point. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke if you start early. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year.

That’s why it is important to Know Your Numbers, learn your Family History and discuss all risk factors with your healthcare provider. A woman dies of cardiovascular diseases every 80 seconds, and 1 in 3 women is living with some form of cardiovascular diseases.

Take action at GoRedForWomen.org/Know-Your-Numbers K  The good news it that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

Education means understanding the numbers that effect heart health, which are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Body Mass Index (BMI). Action means encouraging women to make simple lifestyle changes like eating better, and getting active.” (honor.americanheart.org)

To learn more, such as: Managing Diabetes, Know signs of Heart Attack & Stroke, Activity, High Blood Pressure, Healthy Eating, Not Smoking and more, visit the American Heart Association.

Try This Heart-Healthy Recipe From The American Heart Association and Chef Amanda.

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Blueberry Mango Smoothie

2 servings

Ingredients: ¾ cup fat-free plain greek yogurt ¾ cup fat-free milk ¾ cup frozen unsweetened blueberries ¾ cup frozen mango chunks 1 tablespoon honey splash vanilla extract

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a blender. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add additional milk. Pour and serve immediately.

©2016, American Heart Association. Also known as the Heart Fund.

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Dietary Exchanges 1 1/2 fruit, 1 low-fat milk, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat Nutrition Analysis (per serving) Calories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Total Fat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 g Saturated Fat . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 g Polyunsaturated Fat . . . . . . 0.0 g Monounsaturated Fat . . . . . 0.0 g Cholesterol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 mg Sodium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 mg Carbohydrates . . . . . . . . . . . 35 g Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 g Sugars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 g Protein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 g

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert.  This page is only my opinion.  If you have any medical question, please consult your personal physician.

@2017, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Wear Red Day 2017

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