Make home cooking extra special this month by cooking from the heart for the heart! Heart disease is the number one killer for all Americans and stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Hispanics however, face even higher risks of cardiovascular disease because of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.

The good news: education and a few simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk factors for these diseases; one of those changes can be as simple as eating more fresh avocados! Eating vegetables and fruits, like healthy fresh avocados, is associated with a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Fresh avocados can be a delicious part of a heart-healthy eating pattern because they contain naturally good fats and are sodium- and cholesterol- free. Make delicious heart-healthy home cooked meals for all your loved ones this month!

Heart-Healthy inspiration below: