Golden Horizons was started in 1996 by Lisa Gradzewicz, out of her home in Madison, CT. She began with a dream, a prayer, a little determination and a large dose of courage. We’ve grown through trial and error; we’ve weathered tanking economies and changing laws. This year, we celebrate 21 tremendous years in business. It is our pleasure to continue our commitment to personalized care. As a family-owned-and-operated company, we understand the value and peace-of-mind that comes with compassionate care and accessible people in the office. Thank you to all our dedicated caregivers and clients! We wouldn’t be who we are without you. We look forward to continuing our mission of providing quality services for you in 2017.
At this time last year, we had a new face walk into our office. It was Amanda. The staff was immediately drawn to her bright eyes, cheerful disposition and genuine personality. Since joining our team, Amanda has demonstrated her commitment to the professional, quality, compassionate care that is the heartbeat of
Golden Horizons. Amanda, it is clear to us that you love what you do. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to your clients. Congratulations!
This month, we are looking at some ways to reduce the risk of heart diseases, specifically 18 super foods that are proven to help reduce the threat of factors relating to unhealthy hearts. Enjoy the interactive puzzle, recipe and facts about how to lower your risk for heart disease. Stay healthy!
*An additional fact: EXERCISE! Make sure to research and practice safe, refreshing exercises to keep your heart healthy!
“...Now, Therefore, I, Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States of America do hereby proclaim the month of February 1964 as American Heart Month; and I invite the governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to issue similar proclamations.
I urge the people of the United States to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this 30th day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-eighth.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, By the President”
of those foods and habits.
According to Health.com, there are 18 foods contribute are good for your heart. Benefits include omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower which help lower risks of irregular heartbeat and plaque build up in arteries; good fiber,which helps reduce the risk of heart disease; antioxidants, that help with blood pressure, clotting, lower cholesterol, reduce inflamation etc.; good fats (polysaturated and
monosaturated) that help lower blood pressure and cholesterol; potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and other vitamins and minerals that contribute to good heart health. These foods include 1) Salmon 2) Tomatoes 3) Citrus Fruits 4) Dark Chocolate 5) Potatoes 6) Avocado 7) Various Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macademia nuts) 8) Blueberries 9) Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 10) Legumes (peas, beans etc.) 11) Green Tea (daily) 12) Red wine (in moderation) 13) Flax Seeds 14) Avocado 15) Coffee (daily) 16) Green Foods (spinach, kale etc.) 17) Pomegranite 18) Oatmeal.
Source: “18 Superfoods For Your Heart”, Amanda Gardner, www.health.com
The healthy properties of oatmeal are greater in steel cut oats than in rolled oats due to different processing. Rolled oats are steamed, rolled, steamed and toasted, coming out in flakes. Steel cut oats are made directly from whole oat kernals cut in thick pieces. Steel cut oats are lower on the glycemic index ( a measure of how long it takes for carbohydrate foods to break down into blood sugar) due
to the fact that digestive enzymes take longer to get to the starch that is broken down into sugar than it does in rolled oats. As a general rule, the less a food is processed, the better it is for you.
Source: Why Steel Cut Oatmeal?, Andrew Weil, M.D., www.drweil.com
“In a large saucepot, melt the butter and add the oats. Stir for 2 minutes to toast. Add the boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer for 25 minutes, without stirring. Combine the milk and half of the buttermilk with the oatmeal. Stir gently to combine and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with remaining buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon.”
Source: Steel Cut Oatmeal, Alton Brown, www.foodnetwork.com