Heart Healthy Eating Tips
Lay the Foundation for Optimal Heart Health with a Good Diet
February may be the awareness month for Heart Health in the United States. However, the heart has to be taken care of not only in February but throughout the year. This is best achieved through a healthy lifestyle of a good diet, regular exercise, and sleep. These heart-healthy eating tips can prove helpful and are worth knowing.
Good Fat Diet
A diet is usually associated with a low-fat diet. However, it’s not enough to go low-fat. A diet needs to include good fats like olive, coconut, and avocado oil to support the body’s energy systems. A diet that includes whole foods like avocados, almonds, ground flaxseed, walnuts, and salmon gives the body heart-healthy fat and omega-3 oils for a healthy heart and brain.
PROPER PAIRING OF PROTEINS
Take note of how the body feels while eating different foods.
Try eating starchy foods and carbs with veggies, a protein with veggies, and then a traditional meat and potatoes meal and notice the difference in how the body feels.
Mindful eating can enhance life experience, lower stress, and thus support heart health.
Learn more about how meditation can support heart health this month.
There is more about how to take good care of the heart in this month’s newsletter.