Celebrate American Heart Month by Carmine Barbetta (FB)
According to the official American Heart Association website, more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.
"Heart disease takes the lives of far too many people in this country, depriving their families and communities of someone they love and care for - a father, a mother, a wife, a friend, a neighbor, a spouse. With more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes a year, and 800,000 deaths, just about all of us have been touched by someone who has had heart disease, heart attack or a stroke," Kathleen Seblius, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, told the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
One out of every three deaths in the United States is a result of heart disease and stroke, adding up to about 2,200 deaths every day. Use American Heart Month to gain awareness about heart disease and take preventative steps. By using an eFoodsDirect.com promotion code, you can save money on foods that encourage healthy eating.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away," is a popular phrase that you've probably heard before, but did you know an apple can help fight heart disease? Red apples help to deliver the most antioxidants, which combat stress and other leading causes of cardiovascular problems. Apples have pectin, a fiber that works in conjunction with phyonutrients, to help deliver cardiovascular benefits, according to MSN.
Most beans are a healthy source of protein, but garbanzo beans provide many benefits. These beans help lower cholesterol and the high fiber content stops blood sugar from rising to high levels after eating. The beans also have soluble fiber, heart-protective antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables offer many advantages for a healthier lifestyle. Foods like spinach, carrots and berries are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Blueberries are a notable fruit that can improve cholesterol levels and prevent damage that could lead to clogged blood vessels.
The American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of eating healthy, but they also encourage people to be physically active. Exercising regularly can benefit the heart. The website suggests people walk, jog, swim or bike for about 150 minutes per week. With a Bally Total Fitness promotion code you can save money on a gym membership.
By following these tips you can remain in good health and prevent future heart problems.
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