Healthy Heart Starts in the Kitchen

Published: January 30, 2020


Share the Love

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This month is the traditional time in countries around the world to celebrate sharing love. But the connection with hearts and love doesn’t stop on February 14. February is American Heart Month, and the whole month is dedicated to heart health awareness.

Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for one in four deaths in the United States. The good news is what yourself eat directly affects your health, and you can show your love to yourself and your family by paying attention to the foods you choose to eat.

A good diet includes a variety of foods that provide the necessary nutrients you need to stay healthy, feel good and have enough energy to last the entire day. These nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water.

The right diet can help you maintain a strong heart for a long and healthy life. So it’s important to share the love by preparing meals with a healthy quantity of quality ingredients. Food City shoppers learned more about cooking heart healthy recipes when Equality Health’s Walk-in Clinic, Bashas’ Food City and renowned Chef Isidro “Chilo” Chacón came together to promote healthy eating in the community.

A Healthy Heart Starts in the Kitchen

The Equality Health Walk-in Clinic and Bashas’ Food City celebrated American Heart Month with a healthy cooking event featuring Chef Chacón. The free event took place on Saturday, February 8 at 1 p.m. inside Food City located at 9020 W. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix.

Watch the Healthy Heart Cooking Demo

Chef Chacón, owner of The Lunch Box Cafe on Bethany Home Road near Interstate 17, demonstrated how to share the love by preparing healthy meals without losing that delicious Hispanic flavor. In addition to Chef Chacón’s healthy cooking demonstration, the Equality Health Walk-in Clinic raffled off a $100 gift card, valid for use within the Food City store.

The Walk-in Clinic, located inside the Food City store also had specialists at the event to administer blood pressure tests.

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