February is National Heart Health Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to think about how to keep your heart healthy. Eating a nutritious diet and living a generally active and healthy lifestyle are two major ways to keep your heart healthy, and they involve an array of important factors.
When it comes to understanding the components of a healthy diet, looking at nutrition labels is a great place to start. Nutrition labels provide important information about the product you are looking at and can help you make informed decisions about the foods you put in your body. Take time to read nutrition labels and aim for low trans-fats and sodium, and high amounts of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
In addition to consultation of nutrition labels, another great way to keep your heart healthy is through intentional meals and snacks that contain a variety of healthy foods. Here are the 5 best foods to eat for heart health:
1. Berries: Rich in antioxidants, they can help lower bad cholesterol while preventing artery damage.
2. Avocado: Rich in healthy fats and vitamins, they can aid in reducing your bad cholesterol while increasing your weight loss.
3. Nuts: High in protein, fiber and healthy fats, they aid in helping your blood pressure stay healthy.
4. Fatty Fish: An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, they can reduce inflammation and minimize the risk of heart disease.
5. Whole Grains: They are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals that can aid in reducing your risk of heart disease.
By incorporating these heart-healthy foods into your diet, your heart will be stronger and happier, resulting in improved overall health for years to come. Eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard and with small adjustments, you can make a big difference in your heart health.
National Heart Health Awareness Month is a great opportunity to think about your current lifestyle and make any helpful changes. During February, and afterwards, strive to keep your heart healthy by consulting nutrition labels, exercising, and eating healthy so you can enjoy a long and full life.
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