Go Red for Women | Women’s Heart Disease

Today is National Wear Red day for women’s heart health awareness. Heart disease is currently the number one killer of women in this country.

At my job today there was a booth set up for women’s heart health awareness and I will share some of the information and statistics:

*Losing as few as 10lbs can lower your heart disease risk

*Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than adults without the condition

*Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack themselves

*Heart disease kills approximately one woman every minute

The statistics are mostly the bad news, but the good news is regular checkups, proper rest, exercise, a diet full of fruits and veggies, not smoking– these are all things we can consciously make an effort to do to lower risk of heart disease.

The representative also gave away heart healthy snacks– I liked the idea, but regular Cheerios would’ve been a lower sugar option. In any case, it still helps being awareness and really made me think.

For more information on heart disease in women, visit Go Red for Women



Scrambled Egg Whites: Give Them a Chance!

Me being into egg whites is a very recent thing. I never thought much about cholesterol, and separating the yolks from the whites just seemed like unnecessary,extra work. I know I’m not the only one, because people who have never even had egg whites say they know they won’t like them. It really takes me back to my days of reading Dr. Seuss. Remember Green Eggs and Ham? I hope I’m not ruining the story for anyone, but in the end, the eggs and ham are delicious! The same can be said for my scrambled eggs whites. Trying something new is worth while, especially when there are immediate, healthy benefits. I combine spices in a unique way so that for just 51 calories, nearly 11g of protein are yielded with no cholesterol. The egg whites are great for an omelet, or a more creative scramble mixed with your favorite veggies. The possibilities are endless!

 Ingredients (per serving):

  • 3 egg whites
  • nonstick spray (or oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt free seasoning salute
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 crushed red pepper
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of milk
Separate egg whites and in a small bowl, whisk together spices. Use either nonstick spray or lightly oil the surface and place skillet on medium high. Once heated, add eggs and scramble. To prevent eggs from becoming too dry, remove from heat when about 80 to  90% firm and let them cook the rest of the way on their own.