This thoughtful basket is perfect for heart patients or those on heart-healthy diets. Great as a get well gift after a heart-related illness, or as a birthday or holiday gift for heart patients.
Heart health has many facets, and a variety of foods, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals are necessary to address each one.Magnesium
protects against heart disease and is also important for regulation of heart rhythm and blood clotting. In light of this evidence, we've included magnesium-rich almonds and dark chocolate (yes, chocolate--it's also a good potassium and flavonoid source). Vitamin E
, found in nuts, is associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease. It appears to protect the cholesterol in our blood from oxidative damage that contributes to heart disease.
High cholesterol is bad news for the heart. For a powerful cholesterol-fighting start to your day, try a breakfast of delicious steel cut oatmeal and dried apples.
Curb mid-morning or mid-afternoon cravings with flavonoid-rich blueberries. Flavonoid-rich foods lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by quenching harmful free radicals that contribute to atherosclerosis. Cherries
also make a great snack and are a wonderful source of pectin
, a soluble fiber that helps control blood cholesterol levels. To reap the benefits of these delicious fruits, we've included Cherry Berry Fruit mix with dried cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and apples.
Since fiber is such an important part of a heart healthy diet, we've included some delicious whole wheat pasta to enjoy with garlic-infused olive oil. Garlic has been shown to have a positive impact on cholesterol levels and olive oil
helps control LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Finally, no heart-healthy diet would be complete without the Omega-3 Fatty Acids
found in salmon.
Contents of the Heart Health Basket:
Order our Heart Health Basket for the perfect heart-friendly:
- Birthday Gift
- Mother's/Father's Day Gift
- Holiday & Christmas Gift
- Get Well Gift
- Anniversary Gift
- Valentine's Day Gift
The Heart Health Basket is also the perfect way to express:
- Sympathy for heart-related illnesses
- Support and hope during treatment of heart-related illnesses
- Get-Well Sentiments after heart-related surgery/treatments
Friend or family member just learned they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other risk factor for heart disease? Our Heart Health Basket can help prevent future heart-related problems...order one today because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!