Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February: Heart Health Month

February is "Heart-Health" month.
For February, I wanted to share 3 things you can do for a healthier

1) Eat Heart Healthy Foods
We read this recent article on WebMD that had some great ideas.
"There really is an abundance of fruits and veggies in many colors,
shapes, sizes that are good for your heart," says Julia Zumpano, RD,
LD. "You can definitely reduce your risk of developing
cardiovascular disease by eating these foods every day." Indeed,
fresh produce is the cornerstone for a heart-healthy diet because
fruits & veggies help wipe out free radicals in the bloodstream,
protecting blood vessels."

Read the complete article & see what specific foods are best for
your heart at:

You'll be glad to know that one of the foods mentioned is dark
chocolate - so don't forget your sweetheart this month!

2) Share your Heart with those in Haiti
We have a unique opportunity to share our heart by sending food to
Haiti! Juice Plus has a powdered meal with all the natural
ingredients for a complete meal replacement - which is why it's
called "Complete." I am working with other JuicePlus
representatives and the Texas Baptist Men’s organization and they
are willing to ship as much Complete into Haiti as we can provide.
It works so well with this disaster response team because they
provide water filters and have already sent 5,000 of them to

TBM is willing to put someone on the ground with the
shipment to make sure it gets into the right distribution
situation. It will first go to hospitals and orphanages. Would you
consider sharing your heart and help us to provide at least 200
cases of Complete during the month of February? That would be
12,000 meals for the sick & orphans!

If you can help, please contact me at: callicurtis@verizon.net

A case of Complete will cost $90 and will provide 60 well-
balanced, nutritious meals (you can donate an entire case or half).
The Complete boxes will be bound on a pallet and hauled to the Ft
Worth Naval Air Station for military transport to Haiti. Time is of the
essence, so if you can help please do so this month!

3) Read Heart Healthy Research

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is found in the blood.
Maintaining healthy homocysteine levels is important for the heart
and cardiovascular system. A clinical study on Juice Plus at the
University of Sydney in Australia reported a reduction in
homocysteine levels - even though the levels of the Australian
subjects were already within an acceptable range. Researchers in
Foggia , Italy also found a reduction of homocysteine levels in
subjects with elevated levels of homocysteine.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found
that subjects who consumed Juice Plus+ were better able to maintain
the elasticity of arteries, even after a high-fat meal.

Investigators at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine monitored
several measures of vascular health in a low risk population who
took Juice Plus+ for two years and noted various improvements with
no adverse side effects.

To read more about the Heart-Healthy research on Juice Plus, check
out: www.callicurtisjuiceplus.com

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