Eat for a Healthy Heart

 

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Heather is with St Alphonsus Home Health and Hospice.  She spoke to our Hillcrest residents about living heart healthy. Making healthy food choices is one important thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease – the leading cause of death of men and women in the United States.

According to the American Heart Association, about 80 million adults in the U.S. have heart disease disorders that prevent the heart from functioning normally, including coronary isease, heart rhythm problems, heart defects, infections, and cardiopulmonary thickening or enlargement of the heart muscle.

Experts say you can reduce the risk of developing these problems with lifestyle changes that include eating a healthy diet. But with racks full of books and magazines about food and recipes, what is the best diet for a healthy heart?

This information was provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Health Information web site.

Additional information about this and other topics can be found at:

www.mayoclinic.org