Heart disease is the number-one major health risk for men and women! according to the American Heart Association. 2007 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics.
That fact can be startling, but when you know the facts about heart disease and which factors are within your control, you’ll be empowered to take proactive steps and decrease your risk of heart disease. You can find heart-health resources to help support your journey toward improved heart health on www.BeautifyYourHeart.com.
Psyllium fiber—the fiber in Metamucil—helps lower your cholesterol. Every morning, I start my day with a glass of water with Metamucil Fiber Powdered Drink Mixes. My favorite is the Pink Lemonade Flavor because it’s easy to drink in water. I frequently use the Berry Burst Flavor in smoothies or oatmeal. Click here to learn more about psyllium fiber, cholesterol, and your heart health.
Use the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to see if losing a moderate amount of weight could improve your heart health.
Scientists have identified 40 foods that can help reduce, prevent, and even reverse heart disease. Those 40 foods—among them chocolate, red wine, tropical fruits, almonds and avocados can be easily incorporated into your diet. WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook has 175 recipes that include one or more of these heart-healthy foods, and the first section details, food by food, in easily understandable (even occasionally funny) language, why they’re good for you. The recipes are accessible and appealing, if not especially original. It’s quickly become my new favorite cookbook and I look forward to trying a new recipe every opportunity I get!
Part of being fashionable, is being healthy. Make sure you eat well, exercise, and check out this website to learn more about hoe to keep your heart healthy…