Title: Sweet News-Strawberries Are Part Of A Heart-Healthy Plan Word Count: 288 Summary: The road to a healthy heart runs thr ough the kitchen. Keywords: Sweet News-Strawberries Are Part Of A Heart-Healthy Plan Article Body: The road to a healthy heart runs th rough the kitchen. Just ask Joe Pis catella, who had coronary bypass su rgery at the early age of 32. Told that he wouldn't live to see his tw o young children graduate from high school, Joe decided to take a cras h course in heart-healthy eating an d learned a few things along the wa y. Thirty years later, Joe is now the President of the Institute for Fitn ess and Health and best-selling aut hor of "The Road to a Healthy Heart Runs Through the Kitchen." Full of facts and sound advice, this book is an easy-to-follow lifestyle plan that combines the newest guideline s from the USDA with 300 easy and d elicious recipes. Joe knows the importance of eating foods that you love and explains ho w to include them in a heart-health y diet. Take America's favorite fru it: the Strawberry. Strawberries ar e a superfood that Joe recommends t o increase levels of folate, a B vi tamin important for heart health. S tudies have shown a reduction in ar tery-damaging inflammation and lowe r blood pressure after eating a ser ving of strawberries every day for eight weeks. Luckily for your heart , fresh, sweet strawberries are ava ilable year-round from California! According to Joe, "This book is eas y to follow and will engage your he ad along with your stomach in the q uest for a lifestyle that will real ly make a difference." Spinach, Strawberry and Walnut Salad 4 servings 4 cups of fresh baby spinach leaves 1/4 cup wine vinaigrette 1 cup thickly sliced California stra wberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1/4 cup walnut halves, chopped Toss spinach with vinaigrette. Add berries and walnuts. Toss again. Nutrition Note: The antioxidants in strawberries and the omega-3 fatty acids in the walnuts help keep art ery walls healthy. You can include the food you love i n a heart-healthy diet.