(SALT LAKE CITY) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSPP) is once again asking the public to submit their favorite heart-healthy recipes for a new cookbook. The best recipes will contain ingredients full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and not a lot of salt, which affects blood pressure.
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases a person’s risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack,” said Tania Charette, HDSPP Media Coordinator. “One way to control high blood pressure is by eating healthfully.”
“Our previous two contests turned out tasty, colorful, and healthy recipes from people all across Utah. Those recipes showed that eating wisely doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor,” Charette added.
The contest is now underway and ends June 30. Heart-healthy recipes can be submitted at http://www.hearthighway.org/.
Throughout the contest, the site will feature “Healthful Recipe of the Week” selections. Prizes for weekly winners include a Papa Murphy’s gift certificate for a free deLITE pizza. One Grand Prize winner will get the opportunity to show off his or her recipe during a KSL Studio 5 segment.
For more information about HDSPP, visit www.hearthighway.org.
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HDSPP Media Coordinator