February is Heart Month, as you probably know, but did you know that heart disease is the no. 1 killer of
women? It kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.
Assess your heart disease risks:
see your doc when scheduled
or at least once a year
check your labs, including cholesterol levels
your blood pressure - the silent killer – you cannot feel when it is too high
Know the symptoms of a heart attack:
Reduce your heart disease risk by making lifestyle changes:
a daily walk
weight loss if needed
healthy food choice
Tackling the kitchen is a good first step in heart disease
prevention, because you eat every single day, and those food choices can have
an impact of the health of your arteries. Out with the unhealthy – in with the
healthier. … liquid oils, nuts and nut butters, whole-grains, legumes, fruits
and veggies, herbs and spices.
For heart health, ease into food changes… the leanest
protein like fish (and back away from fatty red meats and processed meats);
ground turkey breast or veggie crumbles in spaghetti sauce, chili, and tacos;
more meatless meals. And enjoy mealtime – be sure they are stress free.