Saturday, February 21

And the winner is...

And the winner of the Heart Healthy Recipe Contest is....

Kath of!
(this photo is from Kath's website- I have made these and they are delicious, but Kath is a much better photographer than I am!)

Kath is basically the queen of oats and she responded with a recipe for Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars that are bursting with heart healthy oats and walnuts. Here's an excerpt from her email explaining why these two ingredients are so heart healthy:

"Oats: Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) B the "bad" cholesterol. Soluble fiber appears to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in your intestines. Gel-like soluble fiber binds bile (which contains cholesterol) and dietary cholesterol so that the body excretes it.

Walnuts: Walnuts have omega-3s that are a healthy form of fatty acids that seem to help your heart by, among other things, preventing dangerous heart rhythms that can lead to heart attacks. Nuts also have lots of arginine, which is a molecule that increases the production of nitric oxide in your body, which may in turn help improve the health of your artery walls and make them more flexible and less prone to blood clots."

You can find Kath's recipe on her website in the recipe section- a great resource for heart healthy recipes.

Congratulations, Kath! I'll be sending you three packets of Rokit Fuel in the next few days!


1 comment:

Kath said...

SO COOL!!! Thanks!!!