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       Volume I - April 27, 2007

Women And Heart Health
A Focus On The Family
by Patty Liston

                                   WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH
According to the American Medical Association, heart disease is the number one killer for women.  Not a very good statistic for those of us of the sweeter sex.  Fortunately one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy heart is maintaining a healthy diet.
You have heard the slogan, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  Well, it is true. Scientists have confirmed that apples significantly contribute to a healthy heart. By eating two to three apples per day we can decrease our cholesterol levels due to the fruit's rich pectin content. Pectin also helps prevent colon cancer; you can think of it as a broom that sweeps our intestines. Munching apples is one snack temptation that is healthy to give in to!
Two other good foods for our gentle hearts are salmon and miso both ingredients in a heart-healthy recipe contributed by Dr. Maoshing Ni.
Dr. Mao's Salmon Leek Salad with Ginger-Miso Dressing (for your heart health)
1 serving
This recipe is a cardio-health wonder! Salmon is rich is omega 3 fatty acids which protect against heart disease and stroke. Miso is made from fermented soybeans, providing the numerous benefits of soy, one of which is protecting your heart. The rice vinegar promotes good digestion and is also good for dissolving plaque buildup in the arteries.
• 1 (6-oz) salmon fillet
• 5 slices peeled fresh ginger
• 6 leeks, halved lengthwise
Ginger-Miso Dressing
• 1/4 cup rice vinegar
• 2 tbsp miso paste
• 1/2 tsp ginger powder
• 1/2 head lettuce, washed, leaves separated
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place a sheet of foil, large enough to loosely tent around salmon, on a baking pan. Rub the salmon with cut side of ginger and one pinch of salt. Place in center of foil and cover with ginger slices and leeks. Bring up sides of foil, folding top and sides to make a tent. Bake 30 minutes.
2. Make dressing: heat vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat until warm. Add miso paste and ginger powder, stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat.

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