• A Lifestyle of Exercise & Nutrition

    Welcome

    to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
    sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County.

    PHVC Health Forum Looks at Healthy Beverages

    A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories. Add that to the fact that these calories don’t fill you up like healthful foods, and you have a prescription for obesity, diabetes and related problems.

    Dr. Harold Goldstein from the the Center for Public Health Advocacy will talk about the importance of healthy beverage consumption and what we can do to drive positive change in this area. Hosted by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County, this talk is open to all and free of charge.

    Come join us and learn about this important topic, meet the folks at PHVC and learn how you can get involved. Download an event flyer here and share!

    Health Notes

    Heart Health Month
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease.

    [Source: The American Heart Association]

    Book of the Month

    Heart 411
    In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle questions: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children?

    Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.

    [Source: Amazon.com]

  • Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potato

    A ½ cup of sweet potatoes provides:

    Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

    A good source of fiber, vitamin B6, and potassium.

  • Recipe of the Month: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potato Mash

    This sweet and simple side dish pairs well with pork or poultry.