Heal Your Heart
February 2016
In This Issue
Pinky out!
Drink up
Heart Health
EVENT: Clean Eating Challenge, February 11th
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Greetings from Rachel!
Senior Citizens 
Grow Up!
Tower Gardens grow in many diverse places around the country:
One of the latest installations is in a low-income Senior Center in Santa Barbara, CA.  
The TG is an excellent way for seniors to continue gardening even when they aren't as mobile, don't have as much space, etc.  
The huge bonus is that they get to eat fresh grown produce!
Chocolate Hummus (aka Chocolate Dip!)
Yes, you read that right:  Chocolate Hummus!
The chocolates in heart shaped boxes are in the stores and you are ready to resist them! Treat yourself and your loved ones to this delicious healthy dessert for Valentine's Day instead. Your food processor makes whipping this dip up a breeze, so it's perfect for an after-dinner treat or to make for a small dinner party. The creamy texture and robust flavor of this chocolate hummus will appeal to anyone's taste buds... click here.

Welcome to month 2 of 2016! At this point, many of us need a reminder about WHY we're keeping up with our New Year's resolutions. 

February is Heart Month and what better reason to continue making healthy changes than to keep your heart working strong? Commit to making ONE simple change this month with your heart in mind and keep reading for some heart-healthy suggestions!
Pinky out!
This is an easy change to incorporate - drink more tea to help your heart!
Make it tea-time anytime, anywhere for good heart health. 

In December 2015, a group of Chinese doctors published findings in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that habitual tea consumption may protect against arterial stiffness, an important component of cardiovascular health...read on.
More Drinks
High Blood Pressure? 
Fruit Juice Rich in Polyphenols May Help

Can drinking fruit juice lower your blood pressure? The results of a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition last October say yes.[1] But not just any fruit juice; it has to be fruit juice rich in polyphenols - a class of phyto-nutrients found in many fruits, especially dark purple and blue fruits such as grapes, cherries, and berries...read on.
Heart Health with Juice Plus+
A recent study, published in the journal PharmaNutrition analyzed the polyphenol content of Juice Plus+ Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard Blend capsules. The results? Together, these three products contain 119 kinds of polyphenols, belonging to 75 different phenolic classes - a huge variety!

Even more impressive, six capsules of Juice Plus+ (two of each variety) provide a total of 600 mg of polyphenols per day![1] To put that number in context, Americans typically consume 1,000 mg of polyphenols per day. So by taking Juice Plus+, the average American can nearly double their intake of these health-giving phyto-nutrients! read on...
Gerald Tulzer, M.D.
Gerald Tulzer, M.D.

More about heart health and JP+ from Dr. Gerald Tulzer, a pediatric cardiologist who teaches at the University of Vienna. Dr. Tulzer is renowned for leading a team of surgeons that operated on an unborn baby's heart in utero.
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Thank you for reading my newsletter. Please contact me if you want more information about Healthy Living, Healthy Growing or starting a Healthy Business! 
Celebrating Healthy Living, 
Rachel Smartt, Naturopathic Doctor
Nat'l Marketing Director & JuicePlus+
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