Let’s talk about heart disease. Heart disease is also known as cardiovascular disease. It involves the narrowing or blocking of blood vessels that can lead to the following major health issues:
- Heart attack
- Chest pain
- Heart failure
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart valve disease
The heart is by far the most important muscle in the body, and we must keep this muscle strong. There are many ways to keep the heart strong, and here are the top ways to avoid cardiovascular disease:
- Keep your A1c, Blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check.
- Take an aspirin a day. (Talk to your doctor to see if this is a good option for you.)
- Be physically active and maintain a healthy weight
- Did u know smoking can increase a person’s risk of having cardiovascular disease? Put the cigarettes down!
Eat wisely. The foods we eat play a very important part in our overall health. Here are a few foods to eat for a healthy heart.
|Foods to Eat||Foods to Avoid|
|Kidney beans||Beef jerky|
|Red wine||Fried chicken|
According to the American Heart Association, one of every 3 deaths in the U.S. were due to heart disease, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and strokes were the #1 and # 2 killers worldwide.
In addition to foods to eat and avoid, the following herbs are beneficial for heart health:
It’s important to remember that we may not feel the effects of a bad diet for years. We can think the bad foods aren’t hurting us, but over time they can wear our bodies down and cause disease. We like to eat foods that taste good, but many times these foods are not good for us.
Here’s more info about improving our heart health:
The key is to be proactive and eat healthy foods and limit your intake of the junk. The more healthy foods we eat, the less medicine we may have to take later.
Don’t wait until you’re sick to take care of yourself. Start now and your body will thank you for years to come!
Looking for more great tips? Pick up copies of my books The Diet of Success and the Three Pillars of Strength. Both Available on Amazon Kindle and Audible.