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February Newsletter

February is Heart Awareness Month

February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.1 While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African American men, especially those who live in the southeast region of the United States, are at the highest risk for heart disease.2 Additionally, more than 40 percent of African Americans have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.3 That's why this February during American Heart Month, Million Hearts® is encouraging African American men to take charge of their health and start one new, heart-healthy behavior that can help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.


1 large avocado

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a blender or food processor combine avocado, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla.*

  • Add these ingredients to a large bowl and whisk in eggs.

  • Add in coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking soda and stir until well-combined.

  • Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil and add batter.

  • Place in oven to bake for 25 minutes (slightly less for fudgier brownies or slightly longer for more cake-like brownies).

  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 16 brownies.

  • Keep them on the counter in an airtight container at room-temperature for up to 2 days or for a longer shelf-life store in the fridge or freezer.

Bethedsa Medical Care will be closed March 7th - 11th

We will be taking all urgent calls and refilling prescriptions while our office is closed.

600 W College St, suite 120 Springfield, MO, United States


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