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Heart Health: Boosting Your Nutrition

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Your heart health and your lifestyle undoubtedly coincide. We are here today to discuss ways in which your lifestyle, particularly around the foods you put into your body, makes a significant impact on your heart health. We also will be sharing some tips to keep you the healthiest you can be. Making a commitment to better health will always open new doors and we want to help get you there. Let’s get started!

The Overview

They always say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While that may not be 100% accurate, they do have a valid point. Filling your body with nutritious food makes you feel better and physically healthier — who doesn’t want that? Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is much easier said than done, but it is highly beneficial to make a lifestyle shift.

Consuming greasy, fatty, and processed food is a huge no-no when discussing maintaining a healthy heart. We are not saying you can’t treat yourself every once and a while, but choosing to live like that every day can prove to be catastrophic.

Healthy Heart Foods

What foods should you be emphasizing in your diet when it comes to heart health? 

According to The American Heart Association:

  • A variety of both fruits and vegetables
  • whole grains
  • low-fat dairy products
  • skinless poultry & fish
  • nuts & legumes
  • non-tropical vegetable oils

The American Heart Association also suggests limiting your intake of saturated fats, trans fats, sodium, red meat, sweets, and sugar-sweetened beverages.” to maintain a healthier heart and diet.

A few other key ways to maintain nutrition and heart health include living tobacco-free, burn at least the amount of calories you intake, and eat fewer non-nutrient foods. All in all, maintaining a more nutritious diet with whole foods is the way to get you on track to a healthier heart and mind.

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