Friday, February 17, 2012

Heart Health

An amazing news story hit the internet and airwaves on February 15th. Apparently at the Heart Attack Cafe in Las Vegas Nevada, some poor soul eating a "triple Bypass" burger, actually had a heart attack. Patrons in the restaurant thought he was part of the theme restaurant and were so impressed with his display of sweating and clenching his chest that they snapped pictures. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. It is also the most preventable of all chronic diseases. Our lifestyles here in the Good Ol USA are a perfect storm for serious heart problems, our lack of sleep, lack of exercise, constant stress combined with alienation and poor diet, well you get the picture. Obesity, High Blood Pressure and things such as smoking, drinking, and frequenting establishments that boast if you eat their food you will die, do not a happy heart make. The Cafe boasts that people over 350 pounds can eat for free, and the biggest burger on the menu boasts 8000 calories and several hundred grams of saturated fat all for one sitting. There are places in the world where 8000 calories is a weeks worth of calories. Only in Las Vegas could there be a theme restaurant lauding all that makes us sick as a culture. Good news is that you can eat fantastic food that helps all the indicators of heat disease risk. Tune in to Sunday February 19th show to learn about the many foods that can help with all that ails our hearts. But the best way to make sure your heart is healthy is to share a delicious meal (try to go a bit below the 8000 calorie mark per meal though) with a loved one. See ya Sunday at 9 am on KCAA 1050 am, or listen on line at