Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Let Food Be Your Medicine – Superfoods for Heart Health

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in this country. But there’s hope. Hippocrates understood this concept more than 2,000 years ago: "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food."

People who eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can lower their risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke by 35%. That’s great news! So even if you've downed more than your fair share of french fries, cleaning up your diet as an adult can still have a profound effect on improving your health. Start today with these nine Superfoods:

-Oranges
-Kale
-Garlic
-Red Wine
-Dark Chocolate
-Sardines
-Lentils
-Almonds
-Pomegranates

A healthy diet features a broad range of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. So while you're shopping for kale, don't neglect Swiss chard, arugula, spinach, and romaine. An orange is great, but so are strawberries, blueberries, apples, and bananas.

Suggested Reading: Heart Healthy Diet – The Beginners Guide to Eating Heart Smart by Kay Hersom

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