Web link: Some interesting information on the connection between gum disease and heart disease here: Heart Disease Project
Heart Healthy Tip: Take care of your teeth and gums. Floss every day to remove plaque and food between your teeth that your toothbrush missed. Rinse your mouth with water afterwards.
Heart Healthy Recipe from: National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Even sweets can be healthy!
2 Tbsp lowfat milk
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium banana, cut in quarters
1 C plain lowfat yogurt
8 slices (1/4 inch each) banana
1. Place milk, sugar, vanilla, and banana in blender. Process for 15 seconds at high speed until smooth.
2. Pour mixture into small bowl and fold in yogurt. Chill.
3. Spoon into four dessert dishes and garnish each with two banana slices just before serving.