Heart Healthy Tips forAmerican Heart Month
Did you knowthat February is National American Heart Month? Although this month is usuallyconsumed with all things Valentine's, it's also important to keep track of yourticker. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for bothU.S. women and men? Although the statistics are alarming, there are ways tokeep heart disease at bay ' starting with diet and exercise. To honor February'sAmerican Heart Month, take a look at these heart healthy foods that you shouldstart eating daily.
Oatmeal is agood source of soluble fiber and contains beta-glucans, which help to lower cholesteroland stabalize blood sugar levels.
Rich in the Bvitamin, folate, which plays an important role in managing homocysteine, anamino acid which promote narrowing of the arteries.
Beetroots haveprotective pigment compounds called flavonoids, which deliver a wide range ofbioactive properties including antioxidant and anti-cancer effects.
Citrus fruitshave been linked to a lower risk of cancer development, and can have a significantinverse association with cardiovascular disease. This is partially due to theirhigh levels of essential nutrients and antioxidants.
Broccoli is packedwith antioxidant vitamins A and C. They are also loaded with phytochemicals,known to have antioxidant properties.
Nuts are richin heart-healthy unsaturated fat and contain protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals,and antioxidants. Unsalted peanuts and walnuts are especially good for the oldticker, and have been associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease in peoplewho eat them instead of other high-fat foods.
How are yougetting involved during American Heart Month? Let us know! For all of yourinsurance needs this season, contact the team atHumble & Davenport Insurance.