Clean Eatz recently received certification from the American Heart Association for Clean Eatz chicken, a featured ingredient in many of the restaurant franchise and meal plan business’s dishes. Clean Eatz sees the certification as more fuel in its drive to provide balanced, nutritious food options for individuals and families.
“Our customers come from all walks of life, but one thing unites them – they want to be healthy and happy,” said Clean Eatz founder and co-owner Evonne Varady. “So many people view our meals as part of their personal wellness plan. This includes patients who have experienced, or want to avoid, a cardiac event.”
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and stroke ranks fifth. Improving diet quality can be a key factor in reducing chronic conditions, particularly heart disease. To receive the certification, Clean Eatz chicken met Heart-Check nutrition requirements that limit saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars.
According to a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who eat foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to have lower body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, diastolic blood pressure, and in men, total LDL-cholesterol concentrations – all risk factors for heart disease.
Varady said Clean Eatz continuously works on ways to meet people’s specific dietary needs and goals.
“We’re very proud of this American Heart Association certification,” she said. “We really strive to educate our customers on what they’re eating and how it affects the way they feel. This certification on our chicken will make it easier for many of them to make a more sensible choice for their lifestyle.”
The heart-Check certification applies to Clean Eatz chicken and not to meals or recipes unless expressly stated.