February is National Heart Month. How healthy is your heart? To choose a healthier diet, shop Market Basket’s aisles of fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain no sodium. Also, shop for products which contain no saturated or trans fats, because both fats are linked to heart disease. The American Heart Association has identified 7 steps to a healthier heart.
It’s never too late to change your eating habits and even reverse certain disease risks associated with heart disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
The 7 steps to a healthier heart are “Life’s Simple 7”:
- Don’t Smoke
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Engage in regular physical activity
- Eat a healthy diet
- Manage blood pressure
- Take charge of cholesterol
- Keep blood sugar, or glucose, at healthy levels
For more information about “Life’s Simple 7”, visit the American Heart Association’s website.