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Interesting Facts About Your Heart

Updated on January 19, 2011

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A human heart is a necessity to your survival. It keeps you going throughout your life. In fact it beats 2.5 million times in your whole lifetime. A human body has 60,000 miles of blood vessels, I know, it's amazing, and your heart has to beat 2,000 gallons of blood through these blood vessels every day. Now if you don't take care of this vital organ how do you expect it to perform these tasks or even survive?

To really help your heart, your diet has to be changed! Diet and nutrition play an important role in a healthy body weight. Healthy and nutritious foods help your heart and body to do what it is meant to do. Not only do you have to eat right but try to exercise throughout the week. Even going up and down the stairs can have a tremendous affect on your body. Trust me your body will thank you at the end!

Make sure to:

  • Eat your fruits and vegetables. Try to add a serving of these in each of your meals. Are ou always in a hurry and don't have time to cut up veges and cook them. Try buying frozen veges and just heat them up. Add a little bit of lemon juice and there is a serving of veges for your meal. It's quick and delicious!
  • Limit your sodium intake: 1tsp of salt = 2,300 mg of sodium (That's more than recommended for your daily consumption). Try adding lemon juice instead of salt to your food. It has a great taste to it.
  • Lower the bad fat intake: saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol. Try to look at labels when you are shopping and look for these key items. A diet in these things can cause traumatic affects on the body. Things like strokes and heart attacks become known in your vocabulary. Try to stay away from these items. There are alternatives to these things.
  • Watch what you eat. Like i said before look at labels. Don't just throw whatever you want into the shopping cart. Think before you do. Be a smart shopper when you go out.

Here are the five top foods to eat to help your heart:

Blueberries:


These berries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients which help fight off diseases dealing with the heart.The also help lower cholesterol and can decrease unwanted fat.


Salmon:


Contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are said to be good fats for the heart and body. You can find these in fish, eggs, milk, and other items. Look at the labels. Omega 3's are added to many items now.


Oatmeal:


Helps lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease. Eat a bowl of oatmeal every week if not every day.


Spinach:


It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, which protect the heart and many illnesses that come with it.


Soy Protein:


This also contains vitamins and minerals that can help protect against heart related illnesses.

These small tasks will help the survival of not only your heart but your whole body. Every time that you consume something, first, think about what you are putting in your mouth and then think about how it can either damage your body or help it. Make sure to eat right and exercise. I am sure you have heard this many times, but it really helps your body.

Start small and then you can change your life!

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