White Bean Salad

White Bean Salad Recipe Particulars: Recipe Credit: The recipe was taken from here to promote healthy eating.We are deeply grateful to the author for posting the same: You are helping us encourage a healthy heart :). Servings Size: Makes 4 Servings. Recipe Nutrition Facts: Per serving: 215 calories, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 gContinue reading “White Bean Salad”

Emily Kopp’s tale of courage: The Journey ahead…

All was going fine. I was going through my routine as normally as possible when suddenly in summers of 2010 I felt light headed and tired. It was summer of 2010 when I was feeling light-headed and tired. TheDoctors then informed me that the heart anti-rejection medicine is now causing my kidneys to fail. The roomContinue reading “Emily Kopp’s tale of courage: The Journey ahead…”

Emily Kopp’s tale of courage: The Surgery .. The Strength (Part 2)

My chest was being painted with a cleaning solution for my transplant. It tickled and I was rooting more vehemently for the Browns because I was being painted orange. The original transplant day was scheduled for October 16, but the double checking of the heart pushed it to October 17. I was 17-years-old and had only beenContinue reading “Emily Kopp’s tale of courage: The Surgery .. The Strength (Part 2)”

Emily Kopp’s tale of courage: How it started…

My name is Emily Kopp and this is part of my story… It was 2004 and the end of summer when everyone at Thome gymnastics began our nonstop run to the park. I was 14-years old. As we reached the top of a hill, I began to feel unusually exhausted. I didn’t think much ofContinue reading “Emily Kopp’s tale of courage: How it started…”

Turmeric- more on its benefits on the healthy heart

We introduced Turmeric earlier in this blog… and mentioned how it can be helpful in an earlier article. We are going to talk more about how turmeric helps our hearts… Turmeric and Plaque Build-up Both heart attacks and strokes are caused by atherosclerotic plaque buildup or high cholesterol levels. This plaque buildup leads to bloodContinue reading “Turmeric- more on its benefits on the healthy heart”

Cholesterol… and the heart….

Cholesterol helps your body build new cells, insulate nerves, and produce hormones. Normally, the liver makes all the cholesterol the body needs. But cholesterol also enters your body from food, such as animal-based foods like milk, eggs, and meat. Too much cholesterol in your body is a risk factor for heart disease. There are twoContinue reading “Cholesterol… and the heart….”

Dj’s Hope for hearts… How the journey started!

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~Christopher Reeve Lenny Merriman carries a message of hope in his heart and delivers it through an organization initiated after the death of his 17-year-old son.When DJ was 17 months old medical problems were detected and doctors told Merriman that a virus had attacked the infant’s heart. Later, theContinue reading “Dj’s Hope for hearts… How the journey started!”

When did you last hear that eating Ice cream can be healthy for you…? It can be, if its made this way…

Who doesnt love Ice creams?? We all do, be it taken as a dessert, as a snack, as a celebration treat, or for no reason at all, Ice creams have a special place in our tummy and our hearts 🙂 And if we can make them a healthy way, which actually makes them nutritious and healthyContinue reading “When did you last hear that eating Ice cream can be healthy for you…? It can be, if its made this way…”

Do you know what mismanagement of Stress can do to your heart?

Stress can be defined as the brain’s response to any demand. Many things can trigger this response, including change. Changes can be positive or negative, as well as real or perceived. They may be recurring, short-term, or long-term and may include things like commuting to and from school or work every day, traveling for aContinue reading “Do you know what mismanagement of Stress can do to your heart?”

How about a Fruit Bowl Salad? Try it Honey Mint Dressing…

Recipe Particulars: Makes 9 servings of 1 cup each Prep time : 25 mins Recipe Credit: The recipe was taken from here to promote healthy eating. We are deeply grateful to the author for posting the same: You are helping us encourage a healthy heart 🙂 Approximate Nutrition Facts:  Per serving- 68 kcal cal., 9 mgContinue reading “How about a Fruit Bowl Salad? Try it Honey Mint Dressing…”