4 Functional Foods For Heart Health, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

What’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the USA? Heart disease.

Heart disease is also very expensive to treat. In 2010, it cost Americans an astonishing $109 billion.

You can promote heart health and reduce disease with foods that provide a specific biologic and therapeutic function (also known as functional foods).

Many functional foods normalize blood pressure and cholesterol, while protecting your cells from gnarly free radicals. Many functional foods normalize blood pressure and cholesterol, while protecting your cells from the gnarly free radicals.

heart shape form by various vegetables and fruits

Some of the most promising functional foods that love your heart include blueberries, watermelon, cocoa, and beetroot.

These pretty plants offer different phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, which are a plant’s secret weapon. They’re armed with antioxidants, a powerful force fighting that combats oxidative stress, and protects your lovely ticker.

In today’s podcast, I’ll cover just how powerful these four foods are in helping you boost your heart’s health.

Since heart disease is largely rooted in lifestyle and stress factors, there is much you can do to improve your heart’s health. This includes managing your stress, exercising, eating from the Mediterranean meal pattern, sleeping, minimizing sugar and processed foods, and feeling good about life. Your heart’s health is strongly linked to your emotional well-being (did you know that?).

Now I want to hear from you. How do you take care of your heart? Or, how do you want to start taking care of it?

 

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