February was named American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart health and urge Americans to reduce their risk of developing heart disease.
Every year, more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease and it’s the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and high alcohol use.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease.
To help prevent heart disease, you can:
- Eat healthy
- Get active
- Stay at a healthy weight
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- Drink alcohol only in moderation
- Manage stress
Heart Healthy Valentines : Mini Chocolates Cake
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup date syrup
2 cups creamy almond butter
2/3 cup raw cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
- Peel, core, and chop the apple into large chunks. Add it to the blender along with other ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.
- Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin wells and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the tops are set and not jiggly, remove the pan from the oven and let cool.