How does your diet affect your heart?
Healthy eating can reduce your risk of heart disease in many ways. Eating right can:
- Lower your blood pressure, a major risk for heart disease
- Prevent blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke
- Increase good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Help relieve pressure on your heart and circulation
Snacking between meals can get a bad rap, but it's not necessarily bad if you do so in moderation and chose whole, healthy foods. Try switching your afternoon potato chips for a crunchy apple. Craving something sweet? Grab a plain Greek yogurt and add some fresh fruit! Click here for more ideas for heart healthy snacks.
Try Me: Recipes You'll Love
Whether you're looking to try something new and fresh or spice up some classics, there are so many great recipes that are good for your heart! Here's just a few:
Pork Tenderloin with Warm Fruit Salsa
Calories: 251 | Total Fat: 9.0g | Cholesterol: 78mg
Slowcooker Steak Stroganoff
Calories: 341 | Total Fat: 5.0g | Cholesterol: 58mg
Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate Mousse
Calories: 158 | Total Fat: 4.0g | Cholesterol: 28mg
Join us this week (February 8-12) for more heart health education here on our blog and on social media!