Monday, February 28, 2005

Save Your Vision Month

Save Your Vision Month raises awareness among the general public and targets at-risk groups to remind them of the need for regular, comprehensive eye examinations to detect eye health problems, general health issues, and vision difficulties.

This March, in honor of Save Your Vision Month, is featuring their Healthy Vision Get Well Basket that is filled with foods containing eye-protective antioxidants.

The basket focuses on preventing macular degeneration and cataracts--two of the leading causes of blindness, and seeks to educate the public on nutrition as an important factor in maintaining eye health.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Get Bear Naked

This week at customers can get Bear Naked Granola at a reduced price. The Apple Spice flavor is a delicious soft-baked blend of whole grains, tasty apples and cranberries, and a dash of spice. The Fruit & Nut flavor combines whole grains with hearty nuts and tasty fruits. Both are a good source of fiber and protein and are sodium, cholesterol, wheat, and dairy free.

The all-natural granola can also be found in many of the healthy gift baskets offered by

Saturday, February 19, 2005

National Cherry Month

Aside from their delightful taste, Cherries are a powerful source of disease-fighting antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds. They can help ease a variety of arthritis and gout symptoms such as pain and inflammation, and they even help improve sleep patterns. To celebrate these little red health gems, has released a new gift basket, the Cherry Deluxe Healthy Gift Basket for National Cherry Month.

The basket contains an intriguing array of gourmet cherry foods including cherry mustard, whole grain cherry pancake & waffle mix, cherry syrup, cherry juice, and more. The design is simple and classic and sure to entice cherry lovers and health-enthusiasts alike.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Heart-Healthy Bouquet has released a new healthy gift: the Awesome Almond "Bouquet". This latest product addition features all three delicious, heart-healthy flavors of Dr. Lankin's Awesome Almonds--Cocoa Java, Cinnamon Vanilla, and Orange Vanilla--cleverly arranged as a bouquet with silk roses. The almonds contain no cholesterol, preservatives, added oils, or salt and make a perfect gift for birthdays and holidays. The bouquet design also makes them great for hostess gifts, thank you gifts, or housewarming gifts.

The release of the Awesome Almond Bouquet comes just in time for National Women's Heart Day on February 18, 2005. Why almonds for women's heart health? Research shows that almonds provide significant heart-health benefits--they help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, contain the super antioxidant vitamin E, and may help prevent coronary heart disease.

Wellbaskets will be donating to the American Heart Association a portion of proceeds from the Awesome Almond gift bouquet and all other Heart Health Gift Baskets purchased on this date.

Monday, February 14, 2005

CD Serves Up Heart Health

National Heart Health Month is receiving quite a bit of attention from! Their most recent heart-healthy offering is in the form of a guided imagery CD from Belleruth Naparstek. Entitled Healthy Heart: Guided Imagery for Healthy Cholesterol, Open Arteries, the CD features imagery helpful for heart disease, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiac infarction, or cardiac event.

Belleruth Naparstek states that she provides a lot of "healthy artery imagery on this program, while focusing on opening the heart, reducing stress, impatience and resentment, and cultivating presence, resilience, peace and gratitude."

The heart-healthy CD, which is on sale for Heart Health Month, can be purchased alone or in concert with heart-healthy food and information in's selection of heart-healthy baskets.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Steel-Cut Irish Oatmeal:
The Heart-Healthy Way to Start Your Day

Soluble fiber from oats, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Steel-Cut oats are high in B-Vitamins, calcium, protein, and fiber. They are also low in fat and contain no sodium.

For those unfamiliar with the product, steel-cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into two or three pieces using steel discs. They are heartier than rolled oats, which are flake oats that have been steamed, rolled, re-steamed and toasted. Less processing gives steel-cut oats a chewy texture and a glycemic index lower than that of rolled oats. The quality of Irish Oats and the distinctive crunchy texture make McCann's Steel-Cut a gourmet delight.

In a continuing effort to promote heart-healthy products during National Heart Health month, is offering McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal at a reduced cost.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Rocamojo Soy Coffee:
A Heart-Healthy Beverage

Rocamojo Coffee, made from certified organic soybeans, delivers a hefty heart-healthy punch of fiber, niacin, calcium, antioxidants, and soy-isoflavones. It is available as a pure roasted soybean coffee (100% caffeine free) or as a blend of roasted soy and certified organic coffee.

As this deliciously smooth beverage promotes cardiovascular health, is offering Rocamojo Soy Coffee at a discounted price for February--National Heart Health Month.

Rocamojo Coffees can also be found in many of the healthy gift baskets and get well baskets offered by

National Heart Health Month

February is National Heart Health Month--a time to implement heart-healthy lifestyle choices and habits as well as to increase awareness regarding the warning signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest.

Diet can have a major impact on heart health. Healthy food habits can help reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as help maintain a healthy weight or shed excess pounds. To increase public awareness of the relationship of diet and heart health, features a variety of heart-healthy gift baskets that are as esthetically pleasing as they are healthful.

The gift baskets range in price from $25 to $140 and are appropriate as get well gifts after a heart related illness, or as birthday gifts and holiday gifts for heart patients and those on special heart-healthy diets (including sodium-restricted diets).

Well Baskets will also donate a portion of the proceeds from each heart health basket to the American Heart Association.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Healthy Valentine's Day Alternatives

With the growing trend towards more interesting; creative; and unique gifts as well as the increasing health-consciousness of our society, comes a great desire for healthy Valentine's day gift alternatives to traditional gifts such as heart-shaped candy boxes and flower bouquets. To fill this demand, companies such as WellBaskets, LLC, a maker of healthy gift baskets for specific illnesses, general health, and special occasions, has introduced a line of Healthy Valentine's Day Gift Baskets.

The products contain items geared not only at providing a delicious collection of foods, snack foods and treats, but at providing tools helpful in adopting a healthy lifestyle. The recipient will come to realize that healthy eating does not preclude enjoyment of meals and snacks. In addition, there are books and CDs in many baskets that can make the transition to a healthier lifestyle a smoother process. For those who have a friend or loved one who is suffering from heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, or other health conditions, Well Baskets has custom gift baskets designed to help manage and/or overcome the illnesses.