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Posted on February 27, 2015 by Intimately, Soma

We at Soma passionately support heart health and know that a healthy diet is essential in preventing and fighting heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month, we invited Amy Fischer, NYC based registered dietitian and nutritionist, to share heart-healthy meal ideas. We hope you’ll incorporate some of these tips into your daily diet.

 

SUPERBOWL

Eat the rainbow in a wide range of colors to get heart healthy anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals from your food.  An easy way to plan and set yourself up for success for the week ahead, is by batch cooking and creating bowls like this one for lunch and/or dinner.  Having healthy options prepared ahead can help you make smart food choices throughout the week.
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Rainbow quinoa, roasted broccoli & kale, turmeric sautéed organic chicken & lentils, over fresh salad greens & topped with raw heirloom carrots for some crunch.

 

OATMEAL

Whole grains, like oatmeal, are full of fiber and a great choice for a heart-healthy breakfast.  The fiber keeps you fuller longer, helps to remove cholesterol, and as an added bonus it works to keep you regular.  Use smart, heart-healthy toppings to power your oatmeal with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids from flax, chia & walnuts + a boost of energy for the day ahead.  For an added boost of protein add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or cook in 2 egg whites.

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Steel-cut oats with coconut milk, topped with walnuts & hazelnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, strawberries, raspberries & banana.

 

GREEK YOGURT

Starting your day off with a well-balanced, nutrient-dense breakfast can help to keep your energy levels up throughout the day and prevent you from crashing. Make sure each meal contains a balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats.

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Plain Greek-style yogurt topped with fresh strawberries, toasted hazelnuts & heart healthy chia seeds.

 

SALMON

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as salmon, have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease. Fish is also a great source of protein and can help lower triglyceride levels.  Aim to eat omega-3 rich fish at least 2 times a week and look for wild over farmed.

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Smoked wild salmon over organic cream cheese on whole grain toast.

 

GREEN SMOOTHIE

No time to sit-down and have a salad?  Have your greens on the go with a heart-healthy smoothie.

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Spinach, coconut milk, chia, flax, banana and a splash of lime.

 

BERRY SMOOTHIE

Superfood smoothie with anti-oxidant rich berries, full of fiber and vitamin C.  Fiber-rich fruit are an essential part of a healthy diet and a great and nutritious way to satisfy a sweet tooth without adding sugar.

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Fresh strawberries, banana, coconut milk, (or you can use hemp or nut milk like almond or cashew), chia, flax.

 

ABOUT AMY FISCHER MS, RD

Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Miami University of Ohio and a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at New York University.  She completed her dietetic training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in affiliation with NYU. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and various dietetic practice groups.

For green living inspiration follow Amy on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter @thegreenfisch.

 

Join Soma in supporting heart health by visiting soma.com/aha.

Posted on February 15, 2015 by Intimately, Soma

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Soma is proud to support AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. With the support of donations, AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies and provides lifesaving tools and information.

Now through March 11, 2015,  Soma will donate $1 for every bra sold, for a total of $20,000. Donations will also be collected at all Soma boutiques and soma.com/aha during this time. Additionally, during new boutique grand opening events throughout the year, Soma will donate 10% of net sales. All proceeds will go towards AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 2020 goals of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans and reducing death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020.

heartwalkSoma Associates participated in the Fort Myers, FL Heart Walk.

“This cause is near and dear to my heart. At 13 months old, with 1 in 4 odds, I survived open heart surgery when it was in its early phases of research.” – Laurie Van Brunt

Every heart has a story. Soma President Laurie Van Brunt shares her heart story on soma.com/aha and expresses why she supports this organization. Join Soma and inspire others to live heart-healthy lives by sharing your heartfelt experience on Twitter with @SomaIntimates using #MyHeartStory.

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Posted on February 8, 2015 by Intimately, Soma

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Are you inspired by the gorgeous products featured on Soma’s Instagram but not sure where to purchase the items you love? Well, we have Insta-mazing news. Soma has adopted Like2Buy, which allows Soma Instagram followers to instantly shop their favorite items.

Now when you see an image of a product you like, you can easily view the details, price and even make a purchase with just a click of the link on the profile. Instagrammers everywhere are rejoicing over Like2Buy and we’re just as thrilled to make your shopping experience even better. And, if you needed another, it’s a beautiful reason to follow us on Instagram.

How to use Like2Buy:

  1. Follow @SomaIntimates on Instagram
  2. Click on the Like2Buy link to get a shoppable gallery of our Instagram content
  3. Select the image you want to shop
  4. You’ll be directed to the featured product page on Soma.com

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