The heart is an amazing muscle. Each minute, your heart pumps roughly 1.5 gallons of blood and every cell in the body (except the corneas) gets blood from the heart. However, many people do not take care of their heart as well as they should. Heart disease is the greatest health threat in both men and women. To ensure your heart is in its best shape, follow these tips:
Cut Down on Saturated Fats
Stop Eating Foods High in Trans Tats
Many processed foods are high in trans fats
Eat less sweets, frozen biscuits, instant breakfast sandwiches, fried fast foods, etc.
Choose Healthy Foods
Find ways to keep stress low and stay positive
Try yoga, exercise, spending time with family or friends and laughing
Manage High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
If you or a loved one experiences chest pain or discomfort, upper body pain, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats, dial 911 immediately. You may be having a heart attack. An estimated 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack each year and 610,000 die of heart disease annually.