Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Boar’s Head Heart-Healthy Deli Meats Review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boar's Head. All opinions are 100% mine.

February is American Heart Month.  That might get you thinking of those heart-shaped boxes of candy for Valentine's Day, but you should also be thinking about your own heart, and how to keep it healthy.

Here are some health statistics from the Centers for Disease Control that might surprise you:
  • About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
  • Every year about 935,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 610,000 are a first heart attack. 325,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.

According to the CDC, lowering you blood pressure and cholesterol will reduce your risk of dying of heart disease.   One suggestion that they have to help your heart's health is to eat a healthy diet that is low in salt; low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

One line of products that meets these requirements are Boar's Head heart-healthy deli meats.  I recently gave friends of mine the opportunity to try out two of the Boar's Head products inside submarine sandwiches.

They first tried the EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast:

They also tried the Ovengold® Roasted Breast of Turkey:

My friends thought both were delicious!  They appreciated that the meat's flavor wasn't too salty, as sliced deli meats often are.  They thought that the meat taste was mild and didn't overpower the other items in their sandwiches.  They loved both and couldn't decide which was better. And when they were done, they wanted more!

But Boar's Head heart-healthy deli meats aren't just for sandwiches!  Check out this recipe for EverRoast® Chicken Quinoa Pilaf:

And check out more facts about your heart and Boar's Head:

So keep your heart healthy this American Heart Month!

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Diane February 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM  

I Love Deli meats but they have been getting so expensive! I love that you and your friends thought these weren't as salty as usual deli meats!

Lindsey February 27, 2013 at 2:08 PM  

Looks yummy! I love having sandwich meats in the fridge for the girls to snack on.

Lisa Kascak February 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM  

Thank you for sharing such an important subject. My dad passed away at 53 from a heart attack. His brother also was very young when he passed away. He also had aunts and uncle that passed away in their 40's, so heart disease is a serious issue in our family. So any information on the right kinds of food for a healthy heart is very important. Thanks again!!

Carmen Uballe February 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM  

I love boars head but I only get it when I get subs from Publix it is so delicious if I bought it by the pound it would not last in my house lol my 3 older girls would not leave me any... Thank You for this review and for the information on heart disease.. I love it!!

Sarah-Louise Bailey February 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM  

How scary with the amount who die from heart disease.

That meat looks lovely - do like a good piece or two of my favourite meat in a sandwich I have to say x

Irina David,  February 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM  

I love boars head, they are good tasting, but i usually buy low sodium..:) thanks for review

savannah February 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM  

Boars head is really yummy!! I love buying their deli meats for sandwiches :)

Jennifer Williams February 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM  

I have only had one type of lunch meat that was better than Boar's Head and it was when my father made his own for his store (sorry, they can not compete with dad's), my dad sold Boar's Head as well though! Now there is only one kind I bring home which is Boar's Head, love them, their variety is great. There is a store about 40 minutes away that I tell my husband we have to go to because they have the biggest variety of their products!!

heather walter February 28, 2013 at 1:23 AM  

Hubby and I love Boar's Head. Even moreso now that they have a lower sodium line!

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