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  • 61. Glycemic Index and Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that avoiding spikes in blood sugar by watching carbohydrates in your diet is important for patients with diabetes, but it?s important to remember that not all carbohydrates work the same way. Learn more about the glycemix index and diabetes.
  • 62. The Dish: Making the Change to a Heart-Healthy Life This issue of The Dish from the American Heart Association features guest columnist David Hagedorn, a chef and food columnist for The Washington Post. David shares how a heart attack changed his life, especially his diet.
  • 63. Proper diet essential for good health A proper diet is important for good health. ?The cardiovascular system is quite vulnerable to the ill effects of bad food choices,? notes Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph. D. ?Heart attacks occur when the arteries of the heart become clogged with clots arising from thickened and inflamed arteries, while strokes occur from clogged brain arteries. Fortunately, it turns out that being careful with what we eat can prevent these bad outcomes. Resources in this Juntos newsletter can help you take action to eat healthy.?
  • 64. Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids The American Heart Association explains the nutritional information about fish and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 65. Cereales fantásticos: ˇhaga que sean integrales! Great whole grain foods to add to a heart healthy diet
  • 66. Nutritious Nibbles: Our guide to healthy snacking A snacker's best friend! This brochure gives recipes for a variety of healthy between-meal energizers that appeal to people of all ages as well as a list of ready-to eat snacks that are high in nutrients but low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol.
  • 67. About Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains that fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy eating plan. Learn more!
  • 68. Trans Fats News The American Heart Association gives this trans fats news.
  • 69. The Greatness of Whole Grains The American Heart Association explains the benefitis of eating whole grains.
  • 70. Mediterranean-style diet details Juntos Editorial Consultant Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph. D., explains the traditional Mediterranean diet. ?Lately, the so-called Mediterranean style diet has received a lot of attention because of its potential cardiovascular health benefits. A Mediterranean diet consists of eating salads and fruits twice per day, nuts servings every day, sofrito (see below) and drinking wine in moderation. White meat is used instead of red meat, while fish is served three times per week.?


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American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%