A healthy heart...what could be more important? A diagnosis or family history of heart disease requires lifestyle changes to regain or retain heart health. This thoughtful basket not only shows you really care, but also educates the recipient on how certain foods can help the heart. The Super Deluxe Heart Health Basket is also a perfect gift for yourself once you've decided to make important heart-healthy dietary changes.
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 sources such as almonds and chocolate (yes, chocolate--it's also a good potassium and flavonoid source).Cherries
are a wonderful source of pectin
, a soluble fiber that helps control blood cholesterol levels. To reap the benefits of these delicious, juicy fruits, we've included dried cherries in our dried fruit and nut mix.
For a powerful cholesterol-fighting start to your day, try a breakfast of delicious steel cut oatmeal topped with flavonoid-rich dried blueberries
. Flavonoid-rich foods lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by quenching harmful free radicals that contribute to atherosclerosis. Other great sources include broccoli, carrots, white grapefruit, chocolate, oranges, apples, lemons, pomegranates, limes, chocolate, soybeans, tomatoes, and onions. For an extra punch at breakfast, drink the Orange Veggie Flavored Vruit Juice.
Flaxseeds may lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease, and control high blood pressure, so we've included delicious flaxseed cookies that are great for snacking or dessert.
Since fiber is such an important part of a heart healthy diet, we've included some delicious high-fiber pasta that tastes just like regular pasta! For an especially delicious treat, try tossing the pasta with heart-healthy garlic and olive oil. 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 and walnuts.
Contents of the Super Deluxe Heart Health Basket:
Order our Super Deluxe Heart Health Basket for the perfect heart-friendly:
- Birthday Gift
- Mother's/Father's Day Gift
- Holiday Gift
- Get Well Gift
- Anniversary Gift
- Valentine's Day Gift
The Super Deluxe 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
This Super Deluxe Basket is the
perfect get well gift from the whole office.