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Eat Heart Smart Foods

According to the CDC 80% of deaths from heart disease can be attributed to preventable factors like obesity, poor physical activity, heavy drinking and eating habits!

  1. Fruits & Veggies – 2.5 Cups of Veggies – 2 Cups of Fruit – Berries are packed with Vitamin C, folate, manganese, potassium & fiber!
  2. Eat Whole Grains – … and minimize processed food with added sugar!
  3. Reduce Sodium – having less sodium in your diet may help you lower or avoid high blood pressure.
    TIP: boost flavor with herbs and spices instead.
  4. Healthy Fats – Nuts, avocados & healthy oils like olive oil & coconut oil protect against heart disease by keeping “bad” cholesterol levels in check.
  5. Hydrate – A hydrated heart is able to pump blood more easily, allowing the muscles in your body to work even better.
  6. Swap In Fish – Fish, especially salmon, is packed with healthy Omega-3’s!
    TIP: Try to have Omega-3 rich fish at least twice a week!
Healthy Heart Facts
By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |

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