Women need to be more aware about their heart health

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Women need to be more aware about their heart health

Heart disease isn’t just for men. Cardiovascular disease is the top killer of women in the U.S., but many female heart attack and stroke victims could have better outcomes if they were more aware of the symptoms that precede a heart attack or stroke.
Healthy recipes

Rarely do I include recipes, but this is an exception since many will be munching more than usual while watching the Super Bowl. Large avocados are recommended for the recipes. If you are making guacamole, try substituting half of the avocado with pureed thawed frozen green peas. Vegetarian Avocado Ceviche 1 large ripe, fresh Hass avocado*, cubed 1 cup cauliflower, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced 1 Tbsp. jalapeno pepper, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 Tbsp. lime juice ¼ tsp. Salt (optional) 1Tbsp. olive oil Combine ingredients and serve as appetizer or side dish.
Avocado Corn Salsa3/4 cup(s) frozen corn, thawed 1/2 cup(s) grape tomatoes, quartered 1 avocado, diced 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon salt, Kosher (optional)Combine ingredients and serve with pita chips as appetizer.

StrongWomen Healthy Heart

The La Plata County Extension Service offers a 12-week StrongWomen Healthy Heart class to help women learn how to improve their cardiovascular health.
For more information about the course, call 382-6465.

Women need to be more aware about their heart health

Heart disease isn’t just for men. Cardiovascular disease is the top killer of women in the U.S., but many female heart attack and stroke victims could have better outcomes if they were more aware of the symptoms that precede a heart attack or stroke.
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