National Have a Heart Day
Always on February 14th
About the Holiday
National Have a Heart Day helps promote awareness of our food choices so as to get or maintain a healthy heart. According to the CDC "Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke". What you eat is important but so is how much you eat. Portion size for pasta is a 1/2 a cup or about the size of a hockey puck and for meat is 2-3 ounces or the size and depth of a deck of cards.
Some of the foods that are ideal for a healthy heart include: salmon, flax seed, oatmeal, almonds/walnuts, blueberries, black or kidney beans, and soy.
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