Eating smart is good for your heart — especially in the hectic holiday season.

Here are four healthy tips for this holiday season:

  1. Spice it up: A great way to reduce sodium is to add more herbs and spices such as rosemary and thyme to flavor meals.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


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World Diabetes Day is November 11th.

Do you have risk factors for diabetes? Does your family have a history of the condition? Or do you have prediabetes? Then check out these healthy living tips — they may prevent diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.

Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy and engaging in regular, moderate physical activity may reduce the progression of Type 2 diabetes and control Type 1 diabetes. They can also minimize other risk factors such as high blood pressure, blood cholesterol and even heart attacks and strokes.

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Important Dates in November:

11/1 Daylight Savings Time ends - turn your clock back one hour
11/3 Election Day
11/11 Veteran's Day
11/14 World Diabetes Day (resources)
11/26 Thanksgiving Day
11/26 National Family Health History Day


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