CanolaInfo Offers a Heart-Smart, Family-Friendly Recipe Collection for
WINNIPEG, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - A Canadian dies about every seven
minutes from cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is one of the leading
causes of death nationwide. The good news is that attention to risk
factors - including those involving lifestyle choices - can prevent up
to 80 percent of premature cardiovascular deaths. In honour of World
Heart Day on Sept. 29, 2011, CanolaInfo is promoting heart-healthy
eating at home.
"CVD is largely preventable," says Eldon Smith, O.C., M.D.,
cardiologist, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of
Calgary and chair of the Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action
Plan. "Consuming a nutritious diet low in saturated and trans fats is essential for protecting the heart along with regular exercise,
maintaining a normal body weight and not smoking. People have the power
to reduce their risk of CVD with relatively simple changes to their
CanolaInfo partnered with Julie Van Rosendaal, cookbook author, food
writer (DinnerwithJulie.com) and mother, to create a family-friendly,
heart-healthy recipe collection that allows parents to quickly and
easily prepare meals that their children will enjoy. Recipes include:
Breakfast: Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
Lunch: Quinoa, Black Bean & Mango Salad
Snack: Chewy Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
Dinners: Oven-Roasted Falafel; Maple Roasted
Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary
Dessert: Roasted Stone Fruits with Cookie Crumble
Each recipe is made with canola oil, which has the least saturated fat
of all cooking oils and is free of trans fat and cholesterol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a
qualified health claim for canola oil on its potential to reduce the
risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated fat.
"It's easy to fall into bad eating habits," says Van Rosendaal, who
benefitted from healthy lifestyle changes in her own life. "But with
the right tools and planning, it's just as easy to adopt healthy eating
habits that will help you lose and keep off weight as well as look
after your heart."
The "Home is Where the Heart is" Recipe Collection is available at CanolaInfo.org and a new, interactive game featuring the recipes and heart health
information will be live at Facebook.com/CanolaInfo in early September.
Editors: For high-resolution recipe photos or interviews with Smith or Van
Rosendaal, e-mail Lauren Svoboda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CanolaInfo is the information source about canola oil for consumers, health professionals, chefs, media, educators - everyone who wants to
know more about one of the world's healthiest oils - canola. The
CanolaInfo team is supported by Canada's canola growers, crop input
suppliers, exporters, processors, food manufacturers and governments.
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