Monday, March 31, 2014

Importance of Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Mazola Corn Oil

Let me first start off with a confession- I’m not much of a cook and my family eats out entirely too much.  I joined in hopes that it would force me out of my comfort zone of eating out and into the kitchen.   My boyfriend has cholesterol issues and I’m overweight.  I don’t want our son to grow up with our issues and bad habits.  Unfortunately, we are not teaching him anything different with our current habits.  Getting Heart-Healthy and changing our lifestyles is VERY important to me.  I want my son to grow and thrive with great eating habits.  I don’t want him to be afraid to try something new.
This month I was lucky enough to work with the people at Mazola and their Heart Healthy Mazola® program.  They are on a mission to let people know the Importance of a Heart Healthy Lifestyle.   I have learned SO much from this campaign and will continue to use their corn oil product in the future.
Did you know that Corn Oil is the Cholesterol lowering Champ!?!  Neither did I!  It has been shown that Corn Oil lowered LDL cholesterol by 10.9 percent compared to extra virgin oil oil’s 3.5 percent reduction!  That my friends, is a big difference! Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States.  Why not take ANY step you can to get that heart healthy!? Mazola has been a high-quality, trustworthy brand since 1911. 
You can learn more about the healthy benefits of cooking with Mazola on their website
Another thing I was worried about is taste.  Mazola Corn Oil is cholesterol free and 100% pure with no additives, so the natural flavor of your favorite foods comes through.
Check out the recipes I tried!

Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce          


This was definitely my favorite!  My boyfriend keeps asking when we are going to make it again.   I made it with hot chile powder because that was all that we had in the pantry.  Next time I’ll make it with regular chili powder so Baby V can have some!  It was a little too spicy for him. I had never used tomatillos before.  They are a little bitter but the flavors really meshed.  It was more of a pico de gallo than a sauce, but we were totally ok with that.  We are huge pico fans.  I actually made more of the pico the next day for a gathering I was going to. I highly recommend you try this recipe!
Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa (pictures to come)

We don’t really eat a lot of fish in our house.  My dad prepares amazing fish dishes and we love them.  It’s just not something I’ve gotten the hang of yet.  I enjoyed this dish, but I’m the only grapefruit fan in the house.  I might have to try it again with oranges or something a little sweeter than the grapefruit.   I failed to get good pictures of this recipe L  But I will update the blog with them as soon as I make it again.

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1 comment:

  1. Well done! I enjoyed reading this. Tomatillos are an acquired taste that you get used to. I have high cholesterol that is controlled with meds. I wish that the more corn oil I ate the lower my cholesterol would get but it doesn't work that way. Moderation is the key. As for the fish, yes Salmon can be an acquired taste too. Next time try a white fish which is milder in taste. I posted my blog on AR with WordPress using the default font and everything posted fine, photos and all. Personal blogs are great without all the problems. If you ever need help with anything let me know.