Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Good food is one of life’s great joys. And good meals are a shared pleasure at the heart of African American family life and special celebrations. This recipe book brings together many African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart healthy way, lower in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium! It shows how to prepare dishes in ways that help protect you and your family from heart disease and stroke. This is important because heart disease and stroke are the first and the third leading cause of death for African Americans. By making small changes in the way you and your family eat, you can help reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.
HEALTHY IS STRONG
Thank you for your interest in helping to increase awareness of heart disease among African American men in your community. Healthy Is Strong is part of Million Hearts®, an initiative that aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Your efforts can help us reach that goal.
MY HEALTH RÉSUMÉ
Keeping track of your health information can be difficult. In order to make communicating with your healthcare provider easier, it’s important to keep a résumé of all your important health information.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: How to Talk to Your Healthcare Professional
Protect your future, and the ones you love, by continuing a conversation with your healthcare professional about cardiovascular disease and asking questions. Delaying a conversation about your blood pressure and cholesterol is easy. But facing the consequences−such as heart attack or stroke−isn’t.
MYTH or FACT: The Truth about Cardiovascular Medications
When you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, your medication can help give you the freedom to keep doing what you love. Check out these common myths about cardiovascular medications. Are any of these holding you back?
high blood pressure And high cholesterol toolkit for you And your loVed ones
African-American men are at high risk for heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure and high cholesterol lead to heart disease, stroke and other serious or life-threatening illnesses. High blood pressure can interfere with sexual functioning. You won’t know if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol unless you have them checked. Simple tests can be done to check your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you find out that you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or both, you are in control. You can change the picture and lead a healthy life.
￼Take Control of Your Heart: It’s All in the ABCS
Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes. Nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke. But you can reduce your risk and improve your heart health by following the ABCS:
Supporting Your Loved One with High Blood Pressure
Having the support of a friend or family member sometimes is the deciding factor for an individual struggling to manage and control high blood pressure successfully. You can make a difference. Of the 67 million American adults who have high blood pressure, 16 million are aware they have the condition and are receiving treatment, but their blood pressure continues to be high. If this sounds like someone you know and love, team up to help him or her to make blood pressure control your goal, too.