Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Heart Health - GO RED!

February is Heart Health Month and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Campaign (www.GoRedForWomen.org ) provides lots of tips and tools for months and years of heart-healthy living.

While deaths due to heart disease have dropped in recent years, heart disease is still the #1 killer of Americans. Prevention is the best medicine and researchers have given us a ton of information on how to prevent cardiovascular disease, which includes stroke and heart attacks.

One of the top heart smart super foods is oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol by acting as a sponge in the digestive tract and soaks up the cholesterol so it is eliminated from the body and not absorbed into the bloodstream.

To prevent heart attacks, avoid unhealthy food, and eat foods rich in nutrients like berries: strawberries, blueberries, any berry is going to be loaded compounds known as anthocyanins, flavonoids (which are antioxidants) that may decrease blood pressure and dilate blood vessels.
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