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'Go Red' for heart disease

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The American Heart Association does its part every day, spreading awareness about the life-threatening effects of heart disease in the United States.

In Northwest Ohio, the organization is preparing for its 10TH annual "Wear Red Day."

The "Go Red for Women" movement is asking all women to join this year's day of awareness by wearing red on February 1, National Wear Red Day.

Heart disease is the number one killer, affecting more women than men. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

This year organizers are also asking participants to make sure that every landmark, main street, organization, and home in America "goes red."

Dr. Matt Roth joined "Your Morning Saturday" to talk about the event, and Nathan Drendel, with ProMedica, shares an easy-to-make heart-healthy snack.

"Chocolaty Nut & Cereal Crunch"

"This tasty mix contains walnuts and flaxseed, which are excellent sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Whole grain oats provide soluble fiber, known to help lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol."


(Makes about 3.5 cups)

1 tsp.

Canola oil

2 Tbsp.


2 Tbsp.

100% pure maple syrup

1 tsp.

Pumpkin pie spice

¼ C.


1 C.


1 C.

Kashi Go Lean Crisp

½ C.


2 sq.

Ghirardelli Twilight Dark (72%) Chocolate

2 Tbsp.

Milled flaxseed


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add the honey and syrup and cook for roughly 2 minutes or until it comes to a medium boil.
  4. Stir in the spice, walnuts, cereals, prunes, and flaxseed. Cook for 3 minutes or until the mixture turns golden, stirring constantly.
  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in chocolate until well coated, about 30 seconds.
  6. Pour mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the mixture into a thin layer.
  7. Cool completely, roughly 30 minutes. Enjoy!


175 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 4 g protein

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