Friday, February 8, 2013

Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month.  Here at Tales of Mommyhood, this is a cause near and dear to MY heart. Just before I turned 15 years old, my father died from a massive heart attack.  Not only that, but my mother was born with a congenital heart defect (aortic stenosis), and in 2001 ended up having her aortic valve replaced.

With all of the "heart history" in my family, staying healthy is a priority for me. I want to make sure that my kids see me following the same guidelines I give to them. Eating healthy, staying active.

Starting your day with cholesterol lowering foods is one way that you can help keep YOUR heart healthy.  Kashi Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes  is a new addition to the Kashi brand; with great tasting ingredients just 1 cup of this cereal will offer you 45% of the daily amount of the fibres shown to help lower cholesterol.

In addition to the fibre, this cereal offers 6 grams of protein per cup, no artificial colours or flavours; is free of trans fats and is low in saturated fats.

What are you waiting for? Make a change to YOUR heart during heart health month, and give Kashi Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes a try!

**Tales of Mommyhood received product in exchange for this post. Opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood and your opinion may differ**


  1. I've really been trying to eat better since having my son. I want to set a good example for him. Heart problems are in my family too (my dad had a quadruple bypass about 10 years ago) so it's something I need to pay particular attention to. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  2. knowing a few babies that had heart transplants, the month has a special meaning for us too but in a different way

  3. I've always been conscious of how we eat because luckily I grew up with a mom who encouraged healthy living, especially since my dad has always had high cholesterol, blood pressure and borderline diabetes. So I make a point of always reading labels, especially in regards to cholesterol, sodium and trans fat! So important to keep a healthy heart :)

  4. Very informative! So important to keep in mind!

  5. We are trying to eat healthier these day especially in regards to cholesterol since hubby has an issue with that. Also nice to find new foods that are heart healthy.

  6. Heart health is very near and dear to me too as my sister died in 2009 at the age of 41 from a massive heart attack. My hubby and I are trying to eat right and get in shape.


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