Make Your Diet Healthy in Honor of American Heart Month

Make Your Diet Healthy in Honor of American Heart Month

Improve your diet in honor of American Heart Month.

February is American Heart Month, which means it’s time to pause thinking about Valentine’s Day and, instead, think about your old ticker. It’s what keeps you going, and deserves some quality attention. While heart disease continues to be one of the top killers for men and women across the nation, experts suggest that you can take actionable steps to prevent heart conditions. Lifestyle factors, namely exercise and diet, impact your heart. As you keep up your exercise regime, pay attention to the foods you’re eating which can either help or hinder your heart.

To benefit your heart health, take a look at these healthy foods to load up on your plate this month.

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Flaxseeds
  • Soybeans
  • Walnuts
  • Berries (in particular, raspberries and blueberries)
  • Oatmeal
  • Lentils
  • Broccoli
  • Kale

While you’re at it, choose not to fill up on these foods. These processed foods are not friendly to your heart or health. Take on the challenge to cut back or cut out the following foods, opting for healthy and nutritious food instead.

  • Soda
  • Diet soda
  • Ice cream
  • Margarine
  • Red meat
  • Processed meat (particularly bacon, sausages, hot dogs)
  • Cheese
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Fried chicken
  • Butter
  • Sour cream

While you benefit your heart this month, let the professionals handle your insurance needs. Talk to the team at Perry & Carroll to get started on your tailored NY insurance!