Eating smart is good for your heart — especially in the hectic holiday season.
During Eat Smart Month in November, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, will provide 30 days of holiday hacks to inspire simple but important healthy habits. Text DAILYHACK to 51555 to join in and receive tips on how you can Eat Smart!
The American Heart Association encourage you to raise awareness, share information and resources with your audiences, and consider holding some type of creative or fun healthy foods or healthy eating activity on Wednesday, November 4 – AHA National EAT SMART Day – or anytime during November.
With the coronavirus pandemic impacting our daily lives, it is important not to let this time of year turn in to a free-for-all. Make small, consistent, healthy choices that will help you through this hectic holiday season and into the new year.
Here are four healthy tips for this holiday season:
Spice it up: A great way to reduce sodium is to add more herbs and spices such as rosemary and thyme to flavor meals.
Choose nutritious snacks: To avoid overindulging at holiday meals, prep with satisfying, good mood foods that don’t sacrifice taste. Check out this no-added-sugars recipe for Caramel Kettle Popcorn created by the American Heart Association and Healthy for Good supporter SweetLeaf. It’s perfect for a tasty snack that will keep you feeling full and less tempted by those unhealthy choices.
Shop smart: Grocery shopping during the holidays can be overwhelming. So if you’re looking for heart-healthy options, keep an eye out for the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark on select products.
Mind your mind: This holiday season will probably look different, with more time spent at home. Find moments throughout the season to practice gratitude, meditate and relish the time. Managing stress is good for your head and heart.
For more healthy tips and recipes, visit heart.org/eatsmartmonth and check out our resources below to help keep you healthy for good.