Your Heart Beats for You…protect it!

Celebrating with Food and Loved Ones:

We visualize the month of February with pictures of hearts, roses and people displaying love and affection for one another. We go out to dinner eating various foods and most definitely chocolate, but how many of us stop to think that February is National Heart Healthy Month.

Foods for Your HEALTHY Heart:

Magnesium has been shown to be one of the most important minerals for your heart as it affects the ability of blood vessels to dilate and relax. Potassium is another mineral that can positively assist your heart in maintaining its health.

Did You Know?

“Heart disease and strokes are among the top 5 leading causes of death for women”, AV Hospital

A Quick Reference for you:

Bottom Line! Potassium and Magnesium are two of the most important minerals for your heart. Combining them together seems to have a synergistic additive effect on controlling blood pressure.

One caveat – before increasing the amount of these minerals especially if you have a history of kidney problems, consult your physician.

Potassium cantaloupe (2x the amount in bananas), squashes, avocados, tomatoes, figs, oatmeal, blueberries, red bell pepper, oranges, salmon, tuna, crab, DARK chocolate, cocoa, fresh raw coconut meat, sweet potato, cherries, pistachio, plums, eggs, macadamia, hazel nuts, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin seeds, beet greens, broccoli, Blackstrap molasses, Halibut, chicken breast, apricots, raisin, dried uncooked peaches,
   
Magnesium lentils, cashews, almonds, spinach, Swiss chard, oatmeal, wheat germ, brown rice, blueberries, papaya, DARK chocolate, cocoa, carrots, sweet potato, pistachio, dark green vegetables, eggs, macadamia, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin seeds,

Suggested Recipe Ingredients by Date

Show your family some love all month long with heart healthy dishes! The amount of potassium and magnesium varies by ingredient and how prepared which may require combining several ingredients to get the maximum mineral amount as well as maximum absorption. 

DATE NATIONAL DAY OF HEART HEALTHY INGREDIETS
1 Baked Alaska Dark chocolate, cocoa chips, eggs, coconut
3 Carrot Cake Carrots, walnuts, coconut meat shredded, eggs
4 Homemade soup Tomatoes, red bell peppers, lentils, dark green vegetables
7 Fettuccine Alfredo Vegetable pasta, shredded carrots, dark green vegetables
9 Cream Cheese Brownie Dark chocolate, cocoa, pistachio,
10 Peppermint Patty Dark chocolate
11 Plum Pudding Plum, brown rice, almond milk, coconut meat
14 Valentine Day Dark chocolate, cocoa,
16 Almond Almond, spinach
18 Crab Stuffed Flounder

& Drink Wine

Crab, spinach, red wine
19 Chocolate Mint Dark chocolate
20 Cherry Pie Cherry, egg
22 Cook a Sweet Potato Sweet potato, walnut
23 Banana Bread Banana, oatmeal
24 Tortilla Chip Vegetable chips
26 Pistachio Pistachio, coconut, papaya
27 Kahlua

Strawberry

Cream, strawberries, Kahlua
28 Chocolate Soufflé Dark chocolate,


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 About Dr. (Hon.) Charmène M. Vega aka Mama Vega

Dr. (Hon.) Charmene M. Vega is Founder, President and CEO of Mama Vega Enterprises (www.MamaVega.com).  She is also a philanthropist, published author, Medical Nutrition Therapist, holder of a Master of Science degree in Special Education and an Honorary Doctor of Humanities.

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