Your Heart Health Matters
Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States? Roughly 1.5 million Americans suffer from heart attacks and strokes every year. The most common type of heart disease is Coronary Heart Disease. Coronary heart disease is caused by the buildup of plaque in the wall of the arteries that supple blood to the heart. This buildup causes blockages that can lead to heart attacks and/or weaken the heart muscle and lead to failure.
Lets review the facts below and see how we can change our lifestyles!
- One of the easiest lifestyle swaps to help prevent or delay the impact of heart disease is by consuming for fresh and home-prepared meals. When you’re the person cooking the food you are eating, you’re able to control everything that is going into your meal. Eating the rainbow is one of the most common suggestions when it comes to helping prevent heart disease. When you’re cooking at home, be sure to include fresh fruit and veggies of every color – some of our favorites are red peppers, broccoli and carrots! Another important tip when it comes to making your own food is watching salt intake levels. Dietary guidelines recommend that we should stick to under 1,500 mg of sodium per day.
- Eating a heart healthy diet is more than just eating healthy fruits and vegetables. It also is important about cutting down fat and cholesterol levels. By paying attention to what you are eating, you can easily take note and lower the levels of foods that aren’t good for us. Reducing intake of saturated fat, avoiding trans fats, and focusing on lean meats and dairy products are all ways we can continue a heart healthy diet.
- Take this time to reflect on eating habits and start paying more attention to the foods that you’re eating. In the long run, every change helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.
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