Your basket includes the following healthy heart products:
Optional healthy heart book may be added.(Add “book” to instructions; $12 will be added to your order.)
*Prefer a traditional basket? Select the “willow basket” option when ordering. You can also add a healthy heart book as an option.
Healthy Heart Basket Facts
The connection between heart disease, high blood pressure and nutrition is well known. That means there is a lot that individuals can do to reduce their risks for heart problems.
Experts have found that increasing consumption of antioxidants (fruits and vegetables) and high fiber foods–along with lowering fat intake is beneficial. That’s why we’ve added traditional Irish oatmeal to our Healthy Heart Basket. We know that studies show oatmeal can lower cholesterol. And another study showed that men who ate a diet with high-fiber foods like oatmeal reduced their risk of dying from a heart attack by almost one-third.
Our Healthy Heart Basket also includes health-promoting tea. Researchers have found that the antioxidants and plant chemicals (phytochemicals) in tea can reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Tea also may help protect individuals who have had heart attacks. In one study, tea drinkers (2 or more cups daily) had a 44% lower death rate following a heart attack, compared with non-tea-drinkers.
And we’ve also added dried blueberries or cranberries. Scientists at Tufts University ranked blueberries number one in healthy antioxidants, compared with 40 other fruits and vegetables. Cranberries are also high in antioxidants Other goodies include tasty and healthy nut snack mixes.
Finally, you should know that researchers have found that the body’s cardiovascular (heart/lung) system benefits from social connections. That means the very act of sending a healthy heart basket can help promote a sense of wellness in your recipient.
The regular size Heart Health basket