Beginning in February, passionate health and wellness advocate Christina Pirello will observe American Heart Month with a 28-day initiative designed to help educate the public about simple diet and lifestyle choices that they can make to improve their heart health throughout the month of February. Each week, Pirello will focus on one critical ingredient that her fans can integrate into their lives to improve their short- and long-term heart health, along with engaging content and helpful real-life applications of her tips, empowering her fans and friends to make better, healthier decisions each day.
“Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is a great time to think about the multitude of things we can do each day to strengthen our hearts,” says Pirello, whose new ebook, Wellness 1,000 Deluxe: Simple Plant-Based Recipes and Sound Advice to Cook Your Way to Vibrant Health, is available at Amazon.com. “I’ll be focusing on four different ingredients – one for each week of the month – and yes, week two will be dedicated to the amazingly powerful, heart-saving benefits of chocolate!”
For Heart Health Month, Pirello will spend one week each on the nutritional benefits of: Shiitake Mushrooms (great for lowering cholesterol and cleansing plaque from veins and arteries); Chocolate (a powerful heart protector and rich source of antioxidants and other trace minerals); Greens (great for the heart in all forms, whether as a fresh salad or as the basis for a nutrient-packed juice or smoothie); and Beans (especially lentils, the ancient legume that is packed with protein and shown, when consumed one a week, to help reduce the risk of heart disease). Fans and curious readers should “like” Pirello on Facebook; follow her on Twitter (@christinacooks), Instagram (@christinacooks) and Pinterest; view her videos on YouTube; and explore www.christinacooks.com. Followers will have the opportunity to win prizes, including Pirello’s famous home-made cookies, cooking classes, books and more, by engaging with her via social media throughout the month. Pirello’s February initiative is a follow-up to #onehealthything, a series of 31 daily tips for readers and followers to improve their overall health which was shared daily during January of 2015.
Christina Pirello is a lover of food and exercise who has shared her radiant approach to well-being through seven cookbooks, plus her new ebook. She is also an Emmy Award-winning television host and an accomplished chef, as well as a regular contributor tozoomdune.com, The Huffington Post and Well Well Well, where she blogs as a member of “The Well,” a board of lifestyle advisors for Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Even Brand Hotel. Pirello is the author of I’m Mad as Hell, and I’m Not Going to Eat it Anymore (Perigree Trade, January 2012), This Crazy Vegan Life (HP Trade, December 2008), Cooking the Whole Foods Way anniversary edition (HP Trade, August 2007), Christina Cooks (HP Trade, January 2004), Cook Your Way to the Life You Want (HP Trade, November 1999), Glow (HP Trade, November 2001) and Cooking the Whole Foods Way (HP Trade, March 1997). She is also the host of “Christina Cooks,” an internationally respected PBS program that brings her vibrant personality and no-nonsense cooking into homes across the country.
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