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Heart Aware: Ida March Blog

March came and went fast here at Ida Marie of River Oaks. The restaurant has opened limited dining services again and it has been so Fantastic to see our resident’s friendly faces again in our dining room! St. Patrick’s Day festivities were fun for all, staff and residents alike. Here at Ida Marie special diets are a common occurrence and with cardiovascular disease being a huge risk for everybody, we should all make better Heart Healthy choices within our diets. I thought I would share some tips that could help with prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease:

Cut the Fat- reduce your fat intake. Choose low fat versions or make a different choice all together.

Lower Dietary Sodium- Choose foods lower in sodium. Sodium is a lead contributing factor in hypertension.

Weight Management- exercise and diet are the largest factors of weight management. Increased activity and Heart Healthy choices help greatly.

Being heart aware is the first step in beating cardiovascular disease. I challenge all of us to be more heart aware and make more heart healthy decisions.

Please reach out to our staff with your dietary needs.

Chef Mark

Ida Marie Restaurant River Oaks | 763-233-6074