- Have a heart and encourage your loved ones to be more active and eat healthier. Let them follow your lead but not just telling them but setting the example as well.
- Less salt and more spices. High salt intake can lead to blood pressure problems and even hypertension. Incorporate spices such as saffron, cumin and sage into your diet and you will not miss the salt!
- A body that is consistently active decreases the chances of getting heart disease. Whether it is in your room, in the gym or outside, start stretching and get active!
We all need to eat some snacks once in a while to stay energized. In honor of American Heart Month, try some of the options below for a heart-healthy choice. Give the potato chips and candy a break. Your heart will thank you!
Dark chocolate + fruit. Do the math: dark chocolate may lower your risk of stroke and heart attack, and fruit, especially bananas, is even tastier with chocolate. Try melting some dark chocolate and dipping it in fruit then put it in the fridge for a few hours.