Protect Your Health with a Heart-Smart Eating Plan
March is Natural Nutrition Month!
As people have spent more time at home, many have rediscovered the simple joy of home-cooking, and stumbled upon a secret weapon for health at the same time. By making smart, intentional decisions from breakfast to dinner, and every meal (and drink) in-between, they are supporting strong bodies.
Healthy eating is especially important during the pandemic, and for the more than 30 million people in the U.S. living with type 2 diabetes who are at double the risk for heart disease and stroke compared to those without diabetes, according to the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Know Diabetes by Heart initiative. When managing diabetes and heart health, building a consistent eating plan with the right balance can be a powerful tool.
Federal Meats says, “Healthy eating provides benefits for the whole family whether members are managing existing health conditions or not.” One recipe Federal suggests is Baked Parmesan Chicken, which is packed with 30 grams of protein per serving, yet delivers only 280 calories.
A key to feeling your best begins with the first meal of the day. Start the morning on a nutritious note with low-sugar, low-fat, low-calorie alternative to traditional fat- and sugar-laden breakfast foods. We have incorporated recipes in this issue to help set yourself up for a healthy day, and getting the energy you need to live it to the fullest.
Find more recipes and learn more about managing the connection between diabetes and heart health at KnowDiabetesbyHeart.org/Recipes. Also, visit one of Federal Meats great locations for items like ham, chicken, beef, and salmon to help you create your healthy recipes.