Are you Heart Healthy?

It’s not just for old people.  Building a heart-healthy diet should start at a young age and starts easily at the grocery store.  So how heart smart is your family’s shopping cart?

According to a recent survey of more than 4,000 Americans:

  •  There is a gap between knowing the heart-health benefits of common foods and actually putting them into the shopping cart.
  •  2/3 of Americans recognize that red wine, salmon, oatmeal or olive oil are heart-healthy foods.  However, a fraction of these same consumers buy these foods on a monthly basis.

Many consumers think heart-healthy foods won’t taste good or they are simply too time consuming or costly to cook.  However, the good news is that it’s easy to “heart your cart” with foods that are simple to prepare, convenient, affordable and delicious!

As a complement to fresh produce, 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes makes it easy to add a boost of delicious purple fruit to your family’s diet.  I remember taking communion as a child, filled with Welch’s grape juice.  It was such a monthly treat, and all I got was a tiny little shot glass of it.  I can’t believe it’s taken me all these years to realize, now all grown up, I can have Welch’s grape juice anytime!  Each 4-ounce glass counts as 1 serving (1/2 cup) of fruit – with no added sugar.  And, more than a decade’s worth of research suggests that thanks to the Concord grape, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice can help support a healthy heart.  My kid’s love Welch’s!

To learn more about the Concord grape’s health benefits, including heart health, visit

To help you “heart their carts”, visit  Here you’ll find coupons for your favorite Welch’s products and heart-healthy resources, including shopping tips, videos and recipes!

{ disclosure: We love Welch’s Grape Juice in this house and Welch’s provided me with coupons to host this delicious giveaway! }

GIVEAWAY: Enter NOW!  From now until February 29th 2012 you MUST visit this FORM.  ONE (1) lucky winner will win (3) coupons for Any ONE Welch’s 100% Grape Juice or 100% Juice Blends (46oz, 64oz or 96oz bottles)!  What a great way to start on your journey to a healthy heart!  For an additional (3) entries – 1st Option – If you follow me on twitter @momconfessional and re-tweet this giveaway (I just entered @momconfessional’s Welch’s #Giveaway and you should too! – 2nd Option – If you “like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway with your friends. 3rd optionsubscribe to Mom Confessionals.  DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM and leave a separate entry for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses and must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends on February 29th 2011 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by and notified by e-mail.