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Baptist Health Easy Eats: Baptist HeartBEET Bowl Virtual Cooking and Nutrition Class

February is American Heart Month – a perfect time to learn about heart disease, your risk for it and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.  Think you’re too young to be at risk? Younger people between 35-64 years old with higher rates of obesity and high blood pressure are at increased risk for heart disease.

Let’s work on preventing and managing heart disease together. American Heart Association’s Life Simple 7 identifies seven risk factors to address through lifestyle changes to support a healthy heart.

One of the seven factors is to eat better. A healthy eating pattern is one of the best ways to fight heart disease. A healthy eating style includes vegetables, fruits, whole gains, beans, legumes, nuts and lean animal proteins, while limiting added sugar, saturated fats, sodium and highly processed foods.

Cooking more at home is one of the best tips to help you eat better because you have control over the ingredients and preparation methods.

If you’re interested in learning more about cooking at home, join us on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EST for a free virtual cooking demo in partnership with Della Bowls from The Doral Yard. We’ll be preparing the “Baptist HeartBEET Bowl,” which combines all sorts of heart-healthy ingredients in a delicious and nutritious meal.

In preparation for our class, you’ll want to pick up the following items from your favorite grocer:

For the complete shopping list and to learn more about this Virtual Nutrition and Cooking Class, click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-nutrition-and-cooking-class-tickets-138954062341?aff=efbeventtix [1]


Heart Health:

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/any_age.htm [2]

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/my-life-check–lifes-simple-7 [3]

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/my-life-check–lifes-simple-7/ls7-eat-better-infographic [4]


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6651730/ [5]

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28239982/ [6]

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25053071/#:~:text=Quinoa%20(Chenopodium%20quinoa%20Willd.),value%20and%20potential%20health%20benefits.&text=Betacyanins%2C%20mainly%20betanin%20and%20isobetanin,quinoa%20seeds%2C%20instead%20of%20anthocyanins. [7]


https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/intakes-of-fruits-vegetables-and-carbohydrate-and-the-risk-of-cvd/8CB2327062764CDD3152FD02672B90E5 [8]

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/94/1/240/4597862?login=true [9]


https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/90/1/1/4596750 [10]

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/mnfr.201400484 [11]

https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0220p26.shtml [12]


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23638933/ [13]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913 [14]

Lucette Talamas, MS, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian with community health at Baptist Health South Florida.

Lucette Talamas is a registered dietitian with community health at Baptist Health South Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition from University of Florida and a master of science in nutrition and wellness from Benedictine University. With additional experience as a clinical dietitian, Ms. Talamas enjoys providing practical nutrition information to promote healthy lifestyles that can help prevent and manage chronic diseases. Her expert tips and advice have appeared in print and broadcast media, including The Miami Herald, South Florida PBS, CBS Miami, Telemundo and Univision. Active in professional nutrition organizations, Ms. Talamas received the 2018 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.