Smart Foods For Your Heart

By: Katie Stukey Email
By: Katie Stukey Email
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Event Details:

September 10, 2013

4:30-8:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites, La Vista

Tickets: $75

The American Heart Association expects record attendance Tuesday night at their Go Red for Women Expo in La Vista. Although more people are paying attention to heart disease, it remains the number one killer in Nebraska.

Organizers said their goal is to empower women to take charge of their health early. One way to do so, is in the kitchen.

Six Foods Not Recommended for the Heart

  • Bacon
  • Deli turkey
  • Salt
  • Sushi (if sodium-laced toppings/extras, like soy sauce or wasabi, are included)
  • White and milk chocolate
  • Coconut oil

    Six Heart-Healthy Foods

  • Fruits and veggies
  • Olive oil
  • Dark chocolate
  • Popcorn
  • Steak (lean cuts, like sirloins or top round)
  • Wine (increases "good" cholesterol and estrogen levels, which protects the heart)

    Many people add in exercise, but Omaha resident Lisa Bockman found out there is only so much a person can do. Bockman went into cardiac arrest at the age of 35.

    "My weight was fine. My blood pressure was fine. We were healthy. We did everything as a family. We skied. We hiked. We loved to go bike riding. We were a healthy family. So it was just odd.. that this would happen."

    Bockman's husband called 911, while her son ran to get a neighbor, who is a registered nurse. She recommends all women listen to their body and stop putting their own health on the back burner.

    Bockman will share her story Tuesday night a the Go Red for Women Expo at the La Vista Embassy Suites.

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