February is National Heart Month, so it is worth remembering that according to the latest National Vital Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control, regardless of sex or ethnicity heart disease is the #1 killer in the US, with cancer just behind it. This means that thinking about eating what’s heart healthy is not only worthwhile, it could be a lifesaver.
Luckily a cancer protective diet long in fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains, and short on saturated fats, sugary sweets, and red meat, is also the same diet that will protect your heart. The recipes in our ‘Healthy Survivorship‘ category can not only help reduce cancer risk, they will help you keep your heart healthy too. These now include eggs and seafood. Research has shown that the dietary cholesterol in these once maligned foods does not make its way straight into our arteries as was first thought. Eaten in moderation, you can enjoy their considerable nutritional benefits guilt-free. They say that living well is the best revenge, so try this sampling of our delicious cancer fighting, heart healthy recipes. Survive in style! Enjoy!