7 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Heart That You Should Follow ...

As heart disease remains the leading killer of Americans, you and I can both combat this disease by following a few of these nutrition tips for a healthy heart.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 600,000 people in the US die of heart disease every year;

that's one in every four deaths!

A number far too large if you ask me.

But instead of focusing on the negative statistics, I want to focus on the positive and share a few things that you can do in order to kick heart disease to the curb!

Try one or all of these nutrition tips for a healthy heart today.

1. Limit Saturated Fat

When it comes to nutrition, did you know that there are several things that we can do in order to improve the health of our heart?

One of my first nutrition tips for a healthy heart is to limit saturated fat.

Saturated fat is the unhealthy fat that is found mostly in animal products.

Foods like butter, full-fat/low-fat dairy and meats all contain saturated fat.

This type of fat builds up in your arteries and blocks the proper flow of blood throughout your body, while increasing your bad cholesterol (LDL) too.

Instead of choosing foods with saturated fat, choose foods with healthy fats like olive oil, fat-free dairy, lean meats, nuts and seeds.

Even better, opt for a vegetarian meal like a black bean burger every now and then!

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