Valentine’s Day may have passed, but we’re not done thinking about hearts yet! Every February is Heart Health Month, meaning it’s the perfect time to step back and look at what we can each do to improve and upkeep the health of our precious hearts! These little guys are super important to keep us going, so take a moment to read on for ways to keep yours beating strong (and a few ways we can help you, too)!
One of the easiest ways to keep your heart healthy is by keeping those pesky stress levels down. Stress and anger have been proven to lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, so it’s important to keep them in check. One of our favorite ways? Spend a relaxing day at the beach soaking up the sun, sand, and sea!
Did you know the average human heart pumps about 115,200 times per day?! That’s a lot of work that needs good, clean food to fuel it. This month you should put down the junk food and opt for better, more heart-healthy options. The perfect place to start: Top of Waikiki! Our Heart Healthy prix fixe menu available from March 1-April 30 is packed full of amazing grains and greens, healthy fats and proteins, and delicious fruits that are sure to keep your stomach satisfied and your heart happy.
Our $55 three-course prix fixe includes:
Mixed Grain Tabbouleh Salad
Mixed grain tabbouleh salad with a lemon vinaigrette, topped with pepita seeds, avocado, and pomegranate
Walnut-crusted chicken breast with moringa-leaves pesto over curried lentils and cauliflower parsnip puree
Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie with almond-amaranth crust and fresh berries
We love a good cocktail or glass of wine as much as the next person but know that lots of alcohol isn’t good for your heart. The good news is that trying to keep your alcohol intake to a few drinks per week is easy when you know you’re making smart decisions! So, grab a glass of red wine or our featured Heart Healthy cocktail, the Puuwai Fizz, which features Brokers gin, absinthe, simple syrup, lime, raspberries, olive oil, egg whites.
Exercise is a given for those wanting to keep their hearts as healthy as possible! Making sure to get exercise every day (or a few times a week, if you’re like us) is crucial to staying as healthy as you can. One great thing about living in Hawaii is that there are countless ways to get active that are super enjoyable – go for a hike, a swim at your favorite beach, walk in your favorite park or even go paddle boarding!
Are you ready to get Heart Healthy? Take some time this month (and beyond) to take care of yourself and your heart, and don’t forget to make a reservation during March and April to try our delicious Heart Healthy Revolving Special!