I put heart, mind & soul into all I share with you.
The “heart” in heart, mind & soul usually means with love.
But today, I want to talk with you about our actual hearts.
Caring for our heart health allows us to continue to put heart into all we do.
The good news about heart health is that we have so much control over it. Lifestyle choices, not genetics, are greatly responsible for heart health.
Healthy eating and exercise can help maintain heart health throughout your life.
With every healthy morsel you put in your mouth & every step you take to exercise you are improving your heart health.
Even though I believe I eat well & I do exercise, I recently learned about some easy ways that I can improve my diet to protect my heart.
I really want you to have this information too, so read on to see how simple changes to your diet can make such a difference for your heart.
Four Easy Steps to Heart Health
Add these four nutrients to your diet to help keep your heart healthy:
1. Add More Good Fats
Good fats are Omega 3 DHA & EPA
How: eat 2 servings a week of fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, herring & sardines
2. Add More Soluble Fiber
Soluble fiber is found in whole grains
How: eat 25 grams a day of oats, fruits & beans
3. Add More Antioxidents
Antioxidants are Vitamins C & E
How: eat more colorful fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds
4. Add More Folic Acid
Folic acids are B vitamins
How: eat 2 servings a day of dark leafy greens & beans
Those 4 steps are easy to do, especially when weighed against the benefit – keeping your heart healthy. A no brainer, really!
Your body cannot make these 4 categories of nutrients so you must get them from foods or supplements. If you ‘ know thyself ‘ and you will not eat enough goodness for your heart, then by all means, supplement. Visit Vitamins in Motion for more information on vitamin supplements – support heart health with Bayer Pro Ultra Omega-3.*
Focusing on positive ways to maintain heart health is a must.
By adding in good foods rather than outlawing the bad, making changes to our diets doesn’t seems so daunting.
Take away all the burgers & fries and I am bummed – have a burger & fries on occasion, while adding in more salmon, beans, colorful fruit, greens & nuts regularly ~ I am happy & my heart is healthy!
We’ve learned that we have some control over our heart health and that there are simple ways to improve it, want to get started together?
I am going to eat more salmon, switch from romaine lettuce to spinach for our nightly salad and add in a supplement. That seems totally do-able.
How about you? How will you take control of your heart health?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This post includes my own personal opinion & should not be taken as medical advice. (Remember, I am a lawyer not a doctor 🙂 )
** Kelly **