How to eat your heart out and lower your heart disease risk
Every day your heart makes enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. To do this, your heart needs a little help from you. Just like a well-running automobile, your heart needs fuel to keep it chugging along.
The good news is the fuel your heart needs isn’t necessarily boring or tasteless. The key is to select foods that taste great and reduce major heart disease risk factors. You can lower your risk simply by fueling your heart with foods that keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels.
By choosing the right nutritious foods that not only lower your heart disease risk but are delicious too, you can eat your heart out and enjoy every minute of it. Here are some of the yummy snacks the experts at Life Line Screening, a preventative health organization, recommend:
The Centers for Disease Control state that almost half of all Americans have one of the top three risk factors for heart disease which include high blood pressure, high LDL (bad) cholesterol and smoking. Reducing two out of three of these risk factors is simple because they can both be influenced by your diet.
Identifying other risks of heart disease is another smart way to keep your heart at its peak of health. Health screenings are a great option for this if you’re really looking for proactive ways to stay on top of your health.
While keeping all of these things in mind, the opportunity for a strong heart isn’t far-fetched. Pile your plate with heart-strengthening foods like those listed above and your heart can keep pumping energy through your body for years to come.
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