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Six months ago, I was hired at Project Angel Heart to help build a cutting-edge program and bring food as medicine to healthcare in Colorado in a bigger way. Through the Meals for Care Transitions program, my job is to work with health care providers to deliver medically modified, made-from-scratch meals to patients as part of their treatment in managing chronic disease.
As I look back on the path that led me to this organization, I know that there was a bigger purpose and cause that brought me to this role. Continue reading →
by Rachael Raab, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Imagine this… You’re diagnosed with a serious health condition. To your surprise, your doctors prescribe healthy food in addition to medication. Because good nutrition will decrease your health care costs, your health insurance provider offers to pay for medically tailored meals to be delivered to your home. Then, as your health improves, you’re offered classes and information on how to prepare meals at home that will help you to get and stay well.
At Project Angel Heart, we’d like to bring this vision to life, and we’ve teamed up with other food and nutrition service providers from around the U.S. to do just that.
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What we eat has a huge impact on our cardiovascular health. When we choose foods wisely, they can help decrease our risk for heart disease or better manage an existing condition.
Try just one or two of these changes and you’ll be on your way to a heart-healthy lifestyle! Continue reading →
Congratulations to Mike Jones, Thursday morning kitchen assistant and Volunteer of the Month for February 2017! Mike was nominated by Betty Woolsey, fellow kitchen assistant. Betty said:
“Without his knowledge of the different meals, we would not be able to complete our shift as quickly and efficiently. Mike is always present on Thursdays, always good-natured, and helpful. Mike is essential to our team.”
Too much salt increases blood pressure, which puts unnecessary stress on your heart, arteries, and kidneys.
Ideally, you should consume less than 2,300mg of salt daily (1,500mg if you have high blood pressure or another cardiovascular disease/risk), but most of us eat closer to 3,400mg per day. Around 75% of that comes from processed foods!
To reduce the amount of salt you consume, choose foods in their natural, whole state most often. If you need to buy something prepared or processed, look for low sodium, no salt added, or salt free options. Continue reading →