Signs of a Heart Attack for Woman and Sweet Potato Carrot Hazelnut Tapenade

430,000 women lose their life to heart disease each year, a number that’s higher than the annual deaths among women from all cancers combined, according to The American Heart Association. Protect yourself and your family by eating right, exercising, lowering stress, getting good medical care, and recognizing symptoms that need attention.

It begins as a sharp, burning sensation in the chest, near the breastbone or ribs. But is the pain heartburn, or might it be a heart attack?
It's often difficult for people to tell the difference. If you get the pain between 30 to 40 minutes after eating certain same foods, it's probably heartburn. If it happens without eating, you need to investigate further, that may be heart disease related. Woman have had slight heart attacks and never knew it.
Sweet Potato Carrot Tapenade
(your going to be amazed at the flavors here!)

1 pounds carrots cleaned and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 medium sweet potatoes cut into 1/2 pieces


2 tablespoons finely chopped hazelnuts toasted
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon calamata olive chopped 
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix all together and set aside.

 Steam carrots and potatoes until very soft, 12 to 15 minutes.Meanwhile, combine hazelnuts, olives, orange zest, garlic and 1 teaspoon oil in a small bowl.Transfer the carrots and potatoes to a food processor; add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and salt. Process until smooth. Serve each portion with a spoonful of the hazelnut tapenade.

That's it enjoy!


Curt said…
Wow, does that ever look tasty! I love all those flavors.

I just heard about a woman the other day that was misdiagnosed as having heartburn and 2 days later had a heart attack. Having had my own bouts with heart disease, I know it's nothing to take lightly.

Great advice Claudia!
TinaRBK said…
This tapenade has so many wonderful flavors in the ingredient list and the picture does nothing but make me want to eat it.
Great health tips here-have a great weekend!
Greg said…
Annette is a nurse and has worked in the cardiac care for about 20 years. She get very frustrated that more women have heart attacks than breast cancer, but breast cancer gets all of the attention. Thanks for posting about women and heart issues. Before anybody takes this wrong she supports breast cancer awareness as well.
kathy said…
Hi Claudia, Another info packed post. The heartburn thing is not to be taken lightly.

The sweet potato and carrot combo is a healthy and most flavorful pick. Thanks for the tasty idea :)

Have a wonderful weekend GF.
Mother Rimmy said…
Great reminders Claudia! This healthy tapenade has such wonderful presentation and flavors. Have a good week. :)
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