Did you know that February is American Heart Health Month? Here are some heart health tips to keep your heart healthy and pumping!

Heart Health 2016 tip # 1

1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the amount of force of blood pushing against the arteries as the heart pumps blood throughout the body. When the force is too high this is called Hypertension or High Blood Pressure. High Blood Pressure can lead to many other heart conditions, like stroke, heart attack, and other heart disease.
       Eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to help improve your heart health and lower your blood pressure. It is recommended to have 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. One way to reach that recommendation is to make half your plate fruit and vegetables during each meal (even breakfast)!
heart health 2016 tip # 2
Not all fats are bad for you! Having a diet high in saturated fats can increase your chances of having heart disease. You can saturated fats in butter, fried foods, margarine, and animal flesh. However, eating healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids can help improve heart health and brain function too.
*Feeling a little nutty? Nuts and fish are good sources of the healthy fat, Omega-3 fatty acids.

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