Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America and strokes are the leading cause of serious long-term disability. This hit home this week as a dear friend of ours lost a sister suddenly to heart failure during her bout with a recent illness. Although she was was not your typical candidate for heart disease, it made me think of the importance prevention is.
Some may lack the power to change some risk factors — such as family history, sex or age —however, there are some key heart disease prevention steps you can take. You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today.
1. Don’t smoke
2. Exercise regularly
3. Eat a heart-healthy diet
4. Maintain a healthy weight
5. Get regular health screenings
Heart Healthy Chicken Stir Fry
3  boneless, skinless chicken breast – cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tsp. LCM Asian Gourmet
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
1 Tbsp. Rice Wine
2 Tbsp. sesame or peanut oil
1-2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1/2 c. onion, chopped
Freshly grated ginger
1/2 c. low sodium chicken broth
2 c. broccoli florets
1 c. celery
2 carrots, sliced at an angle
1 cup pea pods
2 Tbsp. Braggs liquid aminos or coconut liquid aminos
Marinate cubed chicken in seasonings and rice wine for at least 1 hour. Heat pan or wok and add 1 Tbsp. oil. Once heated, add marinated chicken. Stir fry until cooked through. Remove from wok and place in separate bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. sesame oil to hot wok. Add sesame seeds and stir fry until toasted. Add onion and ginger, stir for a few minutes, then gradually add vegetables and broth. While vegetables are still crispy, add cooked chicken and remaining seasonings. Once heated through, serve.