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Here’s to Your Heart

Posted on 02/12/2014

Your heart does so much for your body and is often overlooked and neglected. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. about once every 34 seconds. It is also the number one cause of death, killing nearly 380,000 a year. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  

With February Heart Health Month, I wanted to bring to your attention information to help you improve your heart health regardless of your personal health situation.  

Please don’t become a statistic, improve your heart health today by making one small improvement in your diet and lifestyle until you have begun a new, healthier lifestyle entirely. Small changes can and do make a big impact.  

We here at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE) truly care about your heart. We serve meals that are ideal for people with (or without) a heart condition or disease. In fact, we are so proud of the fact that we meet or exceed the American Heart Associations’ guidelines for each of our three meal plans, our 1,200-calorie traditional plan, 2,000-calorie traditional plan and our 1,500 vegetarian plan. See how we stack up and how our meals can help you if you are at risk of developing heart disease, or if you are suffering from it already.  

·       Fat –  The AHA recommends limiting all sources of fat to 20-35 percent of your daily calories. SSHE serves 23 percent of calories from fat on our 1,200 and 2,000 traditional plans and 24 percent on our 1,500 vegetarian plan.  

·       Saturated Fat –  The AHA says no more than 10 percent of your total calories and lowered to 7 percent can further reduce risks of heart disease.  SSHE provides 6.4 percent on our 1,200 traditional plan, 6.6 percent on our 1,500 vegetarian plan and 6.3 percent on our 2,000 traditional plan.  

·       Cholesterol –  The total daily cholesterol the AHA recommends is 300 milligrams. SSHE provides 103 milligrams on our 1,200 traditional plan, 74 milligrams on our 1,500 vegetarian plan and 154 milligrams on our 2,000 traditional plan.  

·       Sodium –  The AHA recommends to limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams per day or 1,500 milligrams a day if you are at greater risk of heart disease.  SSHE plans have 1,492 milligrams of sodium for our 1,200 traditional plan, 2,328 milligrams for our traditional 2,000 plan and 1,942 milligrams for our 1,500 vegetarian plan.  

·       Fiber –  On a daily basis, people should consume 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories consumed, accordingly to the AHA. So, an active male who eats 2,000 calories per day, needs 28 grams of fiber a day. SSHE plans have 19 grams for its 1,200 plan, 25 grams for its 1,500 vegetarian plan and 30 grams for its 2,000 plan.  

We make heart healthy eating easy to do with our convenient meals, delivered right to your door twice per week.  

It’s not too late to give the gift of good heart health this Valentine’s Day, go online and purchase a gift certificate for your loved one…starting at just $25.  

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I’m over the moon, I not only was featured alongside my daughter Sarah Borgstrom and two granddaughters, Erin Borgstrom and Leah Egofske, on FOX Business News on Monday, but I learned our very special friends in Northwest Indiana have lost a collective 190.2 pounds in a mere 4 weeks! Way to go you 10 amazing people! I’m so proud of you and think you are truly doing your very best. Keep up the good job! Check back here next week for an update on our contest and see how the contestants are doing.  

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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