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Copley at Stoughton’s dietitian Deb Moriarty gives some advice to keep your heart pumping healthy and strong year-round.
First of all, it is important to be aware of all the key risks of cardiovascular disease. Remember that knowledge is power. The key risks include but are not limited to: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, being overweight, poor dietary habits, not being physically active, consuming excessive amount of alcohol and sugar and family history.
Below are some simple “heart conscious” changes you can make to your diet starting today:
* Add more green, orange and yellow fruits and veggies to your diet. These types of veggies are very fibrous and loaded with vitamins and minerals your heart needs. Getting your vitamins and minerals through your diet is a lot more beneficial than taking a supplement.