3 Gifts to Give Someone Who Just Had a Heart Attack
Every year, over 500,000 people in the US suffer their first heart attack. So chances are, at some point or another, you’ll be shopping for a special heart patient on your list. Once the crisis is past and your loved one is on the mend, you might be wondering what you can do to cheer and comfort them. Fortunately, colorful, fragrant and delectable fruits, crunchy and delicious nuts and luscious, exquisite chocolate are always appropriate!
3 Great Gifts for Someone Recovering from a Heart Attack
- Orchard and Citrus There’s a reason mail order fruit baskets are such a popular get-well gift: the arrival of an orange gift basket seems synonymous with wishes for good health, and it makes sense when you consider the immune-boosting vitamin C contained with those tempting treats. But did you know that when you buy pears, apples, grapefruit, oranges and other citrus fruits for a recovering loved one, you’re also helping to promote a healthy heart?Let’s see: sodium-free? Check. Fat-free? Check. Cholesterol-free? Check. Plus, when you buy fresh oranges, gourmet pears and delicious apples for a friend recovering from a heart attack, you’re also providing them with snacks filled with artery-clearing fiber!
Our favorite: If the time of year is right, you can’t go wrong with our Texas Two-Step, which includes two each luscious and heart-healthy Ruby Red Grapefruit, Comice Pears, Clementines, D’Anjou Pears and Fuji Apples. At just $34.99, it’s a great value, and one of our most popular mail order fruit gifts! If it’s not in season at the time you order, no worries…just visit the Gift Boxes & Baskets section of our website, check the “Available” box to find another type of pear basket or citrus fruit delivery option.
- Nut Gifts. Nuts are an excellent source of healthy fat, protein, and other healthful nutrients. And did you know that that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have a heart attack or die from heart disease than those who rarely eat them? Many studies show a consistent 30-50% lower risk of myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, or cardiovascular disease associated with eating nuts several times a week. Nuts are also a great gift because, when properly stored, they last a long time without going bad. A gift of nuts is one that requires no preparation – your recipient can just grab a handful and enjoy. Order some nuts on their own or as part of a citrus fruit gift basket pears gift basket.Our favorite: Our gift tin aptly named Nuts, Nuts, Nuts & Nuts is packed with no less than four of the most popular nut varieties available: almonds, cashews, pecans and pepitas. These gourmet treats have been roasted and lightly salted for a healthy, no-fuss snack that’s fun to share.
- Dark Chocolate. Many a sweets-lover had cause to rejoice when dark chocolate was deemed to actually be good for you! Dark chocolate (like that used to make our Dark Chocolate Orange Sticks) has a number of positive effects on the body. It can lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, and acts as an antioxidant to prevent some of the harmful effects of aging. You want o be careful of your portions, of course, but many of our gourmet fruit baskets include sumptuous chocolate treats for variety.Our favorite: Fruit gift by mail can also include dried fruits! Our Chocolate-Covered Cherries & Blueberries combine the heart-healthy qualities of rich dark chocolate (along with milk and white chocolate) with nutritious, antioxidant-packed dried fruits.
The Best Mail Order Fruit Comes from Pittman & Davis
If you want to order pears or pear gift baskets, boxes of fresh oranges, grapefruit, and other gourmet fruits delivered at their peak of ripeness and in perfect condition, choose Pittman & Davis as your gift-giving partner. We hand-select all our fruits rush it straight to your recipient so they can enjoy it to the fullest. Your gift will not only be cheering – it’s healthy, too!