February is all about the hearts!!

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February is for the hearts!

February is American Heart Month and the celebration of Valentine’s Day, so who wouldn’t be picturing hearts?

That being said, it is a great time to take care of your heart, both in a physical and emotional way. There is a great initiative going on called Million Hearts. Their goal is working to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes across the United States by the year 2017. Visit http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/ for tons of information on how simple changes can make a big difference and how to make blood pressure control a goal for yourself this month.

Snuggling up with a sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? We have delicious treats available in the Pantry Kitchen to make your celebration sweeter!

No worries if you’re strutting your stuff on your own. Make it a fabulous day by making an effort to be kind to anyone you see that day. Share the love with everyone. Maybe a random act of kindness? Invite someone out for coffee? Spend a little extra time spreading joy for the day. Plus the bonus – since we are talking about taking care of hearts – is that giving and receiving random acts of kindness can actually cut your risk of heart disease!

You can visit http://www.deliciousliving.com/kindness for some fun and easy ways to share your kindness with everyone!!


Stop in to check out our Natural Connections Sales Flyer and get some great deals!!

…Like these two delicious chocolate specials!
Great for Valentines Day!
Chocolove xoxox
Almonds & Sea Salt
in Dark Chocolate Bar

3.2 oz
$2.19 each
SRP:$3.29
Selected Varieties
Green & Black’s
Organic 70%
Dark Chocolate Bar

3.5 oz
2/$5
SRP:$4.59
Selected Varieties

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Treat your sweetheart to home-made
Organic Chocolate
Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:
6 ounces Organic semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces  Organic white chocolate, chopped
1 pound Organic Strawberries, with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Directions:
Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens

Have you heard the Pantry Kitchen is now making

Beef Bone Broth?

There are so many benefits to drinking beef bone broth! It helps to heal your gut, protect your joints, sleep and feel better. It’s a rich source of collagen which will help make your skin, hair and nails look radiant and fabulous. Plus the bone marrow found in the bone broth can help to strengthen your immune system.

If all that hasn’t convinced you to try it yet, there are many other benefits too! Just ask one of our associates when you come in!

February is American Heart Month

5 Diet Rules for a Healthy Heart:

Half of heart disease deaths in the U.S. are preventable. According to an Emory University study, the leading five controllable risk factors are obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking. Eighty percent of Americans have at least one risk factor. Follow these heart-healthy diet tips to fight the big 5 risk factors.

1- Focus on Fiber
            You don’t have to follow a strict diet to lose weight, according to a 2015 study in Annals of Internal Medicine. Individuals who simply ate 30 grams of fiber daily last almost as much weight as those on a low-cal diet. So chow down on fiber-rich foods, such as raspberries, broccoli and lentils.
2 – Skip Sugary Sips
            Sugary beverages are so sweet for type 2 diabetes. When British adults swapped their daily soft drink for water or unsweetened coffee or tea, their type 2 diabetes risk dropped 14 to 25 percent. Smart sipping doesn’t have to be boring – infuse your water with cucumber or mint or switch to seltzer with lemon. 
3 – Go Vegetarian
            Giving up meat may have a similar impact on your blood pressure as nixing salt, sound a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Going vegetarian was associated with a 5 mmHg drop in systolic blood pressure, which could reduce your risk of death from heart disease by up to 9 percent.
4 – Get Omega-3S
            Omega-3S may help you quit smoking, according to a study. Smokers who took supplements of EPA and DHA (two types of Omega-3S) for a month, smoked less and had weaker cravings. To get this from salmon, you’d need over 12 ounces daily, so supplements may be more realistic.
5 – Enjoy Eggs
            No need to give up eggs, found research from the FASEB journal. Compared to those who ate an oatmeal breakfast every day for a month, egg-eaters saw no increase in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Plus, HDL (“good”) cholesterol increased. Oatmeal eaters kept LDL steady, but didn’t get the HDL bump.

Thanks for these great tips from our friends over at Eating Well Magazine!

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