February is Heart Month

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The month of February is when many hearts go pitter patter, as they celebrate Valentine ’s Day. However, in Canada, heart disease and stroke silence one of these hearts every seven minutes. Practically, no one is immune, as over 90% of the population has at least one risk factor. During February, the Heart and Stroke foundations, raises awareness and funds to help combat these conditions. Help your spouse, parents, children and loved ones, by raising awareness about this killer. This special month be sure to protect your heart both figuratively and literally, after all hearts are never meant to be broken.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has certified Planters Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts and Planters Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts with the Heart-Check mark! This certification officially recognizes these delicious nuts as a heart-healthy food, as a part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
Do you know just how powerful these little guys are? Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces, or about 16 peanuts a day, along with a healthy diet may decrease the risk of heart-disease. Now that’s a lot of love, for a little serving!

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