New Luvafoodie Salt Free Gourmet Spice Blends: Heart Healthy Spice Blends and New Salt Free Recipes.

Luvafoodie: Salt Free Spices: Happy Heart, Garlic and Green Herb, Countryside Herb and Chili Lime Rub

CHD: Coronary heart disease, is when plaque (plak) builds up on the inner walls of your coronary arteries.

Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances. Over time the plaque can harden. Hardened plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.

  • The most common type of heart disease- #1 killer of both men and women in the United States
  • 100,000 beats is the average number of times heart beats each day

Warning Signs of Heart Attack:

  1. Chest Pressure, Tightness and Heaviness in chest
  2. Extreme Fatigue
  3. Fainting and Lightheadedness
  4. Nausea
  5. Pain in shoulders, neck, jar and arms
  6. Shortness of breath with or without chest pain
  7. Sweating

Be Heart Smart:

  1. Activity and Exercise
  2. Diet and Nutrition: Eat whole foods and naturally bright foods
  3. Reduce the amount of salt in your diet, 70% of salt in your diet comes from processed foods

Top 10 Heart Healthy Foods:

  1. Whole Grains, brown rice and oatmeal are great
  2. Wild caught salmon-omega-3’s are the good types of fat, specifically DHA and EPA fatty acids, they may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression and dementia
  3. Nuts: almonds, walnuts and pecans, packed with omega-3’s specifically ALA fatty acid
  4. Dark Leafy Greens: spinach, kale, collard greens
  5. Broccoli is low in cholesterol, high in fiber an full of antioxidants, specifically ALA fatty acid
  6. Berries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries natural antioxidants
  7. Beans, pintos, garbanzo, lentils, kidney beans and chickpeas, packed with protein
  8. Avocados, can help fight plaque buildup and lower bad cholesterol
  9. Apples, the peel contains antioxidants and high in fiber
  10. Green Tea, contains antioxidants called polyphenols, these can help fight damaging compounds in the body called free radicals

 

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