The likelihood that a brownie with nuts could be good for your heart seems counterintuitive. Yet evidence suggests that both cocoa and tree nuts can indeed help prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), which is the leading cause of death in the United States. The cardioprotective mechanisms involve lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, regulating blood pressure, and improving endothelial function and insulin resistance. This course will explore why nuts and cocoa are heart healthy and how to incorporate them into a heart-healthy diet.
This nuts, chocolate and cardiovascular health continuing education program will provide guidelines for dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, nurses, pharmacists and radiologic technologists on how to incorporate nuts and chocolate into a heart-healthy diet. After reading the article, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss three ways in which consumption of tree nuts may reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease
- Explain three ways in which cocoa intake may reduce the risk of developing CHD
- Illustrate how chocolate and nuts can be incorporated into a heart-healthy diet
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, nurses, pharmacists and radiologic technologists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2010, 4000, 4040, 5000, 5160 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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