“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. “ –Helen Keller
There are a million different sayings involving our heart. Quotes that speak of love, sadness, strength. Hearts full of determination, courage, and spirit. Yet, the statistics show we don’t treat our heart with the respect it deserves. Heart disease is STILL the leading cause of death today. In fact, 1,100 women die of heart disease EVERY day. It’s almost hard to wrap my head around that. What’s even worse is that 80 percent of those deaths are preventable.
Heart disease isn’t just a problem for people over 50 years old. In fact, the plaque that causes heart disease starts building up in your twenties. It’s largely a lifestyle problem. So this blog is my plea to you! Hoping everyone reading this will help me spread the word about what can be done. Share it with your friends, with your family, with anyone who may not be treating their heart the way they should.
One of the first ways you can reduce your risk for heart disease is to make sure you are eating a heart healthy diet. That means limit sugar, saturated fats and trans-fats. It’s also important to minimize your sodium intake. Taste your food before you salt it and don’t leave the salt shaker on the table. You’ll be more likely to use it without thinking if it’s just sitting there.
It’s not just what you should avoid that can reduce your risk for heart disease. There are key nutrients IN our food that can absolutely protect your heart. I have created a full day’s worth of heart healthy meals to not only educate you about what to eat, but I’m happy to share the recipes with you to make it as easy as possible for you to incorporate these foods into your diet.