The Henry Ford - Health Through History

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healthy recipes | reviewed to be a heart healthy choice by Morrison dietitians at Oakwood
These recipes have been reviewed by Vikki Lasota, RD [ | 313.982.5116], Morrison dietician with Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Some important goals to consider when you evaluate whether your food choice is healthy include:
  • To be considered a "heart healthy item", the choice's total fat should be less than 30% of its calories and have sodium (Na) at less then 800 mg for an entree or less than 300 mg for a side dish
  • To be considered a "healthy" item, the choice should meet at least one of the above fat or sodium goals
  • Also, note that "healthy" items contain whole grains and includes fruit and vegetables in appreciable amounts
Some suggestions for making recipes healthier:
  • Consider substituting low fat for regular cheese and use less salt
  • Processed foods are often high in sodium so first read ingredient labels to learn how healthy recipe ingredients are against the fat and sodium goals above
  • Switch out white bread/buns for a multi-grain bread/bun for sandwiches

healthy walking
Work out on walking routes in Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford - Walking Path
Download a walking map of the Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum

healthy tips
Know your family history. Sharing your family history with your doctor can save your life. Early detection and prevention programs are available. (

THF - Your Legs are the orginial exercise equipmentExercise for a healthy heart. Get moving and you can help prevent heart disease. The recommendation is 150 minutes of exercise a week, and it can be in as few as 10-minute increments.

Don’t pressure yourself. Reducing the amount of sodium in your diet can lower your blood pressure 4–5 mmHg; maintaining a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
can decrease your blood pressure another 8–15 mmHg; and exercising for 30 minutes three to five times a week can lower your blood pressure 5–7 mmHg. Aim for a resting blood pressure of less than 120/80 mmHg.

Count those calories. Know how many calories you should be eating and drinking to maintain a healthy weight. Don’t eat more calories than you are able to
burn daily and modify your exercise routine based on calorie consumption.

A variety of healthy foods is essential. It is important to eat nutritious food from all of the food groups. Choose
whole-grain products, fruits, vegetables and fat-free or low-fat dairy products.

Choose high fiber foods. This is important to digestive health, and benefits your heart by lowering your cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar levels. High-fiber foods consumed at breakfast help control hunger levels, which adds in weight loss. Adults should aim for a minimum of 25 grams of fiber per day.

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