5 Heart Healthy Foods You Need To Know

It is said that when the heart aches, the entire body feels the effect.

Maybe whoever said that was referring to the likes of love and emotions – but it also rings true of the physical heart.

A weak ticker makes for a weaker body and a weaker body makes for no energy!

Think back to the last string of days where you didn’t treat your body or your heart so kindly.

Maybe you were on a binge of health depleting foods. Or, maybe you decided that exercise was not worth the time investment.

You probably didn’t feel your best and your energy was waning. There are other factors that could have contributed to low energy levels, but the true of the matter is…the stress on the heart and the lack of healthy nutrients to support it was not helping the cause.

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Let’s get real…

The health of your heart is so important!

As the heart beats, it pumps blood through a system of blood vessels (the circulatory system) and it carries oxygen and nutrient to your body’s tissues. It also takes carbon dioxide and waste products away from the tissues and it is vital to sustain life and promote the health of all the body’s tissues.

The heart  pumps oxygenated blood throughout the entire body. On average, this happens in about 1 minute!

Pretty impressive, right?

Since adequate levels of oxygen are vital for energy stores, then having a healthy heart that is circulating the oxygenated blood and ridding the blood of carbon dioxide and waste products is something you want.

Of course it is!

Feeding your body the right foods to help support the heart and to help it do it’s job more efficiently is one of the first steps in boosting your heart health.

 

 

Foods that create energy

Here are 5 heart healthy foods that you want to start eating now:

  1. Eat fish that are high in omega-3’s. Think salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout. Fish is a super-duper heart health booster! If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, opt for ground or milled flaxseeds to boost your omega-3 fatty acids.
  2. Berries are chock full of heart-health phytonutrients and soluble fiber. Try blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, or raspberries in your smoothies or on your organic yogurts. raspberries-215858_1280
  3. Color matters. Try red, yellow, and orange veggies to boost your carotenoids. Reach for carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and acorn squash. They are also high in fiber and vitamins to support your heart.salad-1224102_1920
  4. Crisp, fresh broccoli florets are loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C and E, potassium, folate, calcium, and fiber. Try dipping them in hummus for a yummy heart-healthy treat!
  5. Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, and folate, all which makes for a healthier heart. It is also high in polyunsaturated fats. Eat them unsalted or with sea salt, of course.

Keeping the health of your heart strong is often overlooked.

That is proven by the most recent statistics showing heart disease to continue being the number one cause of death here in the United States.

Number one cause!

So with heart disease being so prevalent and your desire to live a long healthy, vibrant life, taking action to improve your heart health is that important.

And, that easy to get started.

Start with your nutrition!


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