American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and this month is designed to raise awareness of heart disease and encourage people to lead heart-healthy lifestyles. Heart disease causes close to ⅓ of all deaths worldwide. Your diet plays a large role in the health of your heart and can affect your risk of heart disease. Here are some foods you can weave into your diet to help improve your heart health:

  • Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are loaded with nutrients that play a major role in heart health.

  • Whole grains are important because they have all three nutrient-rich parts of the grain: germ, endosperm, and bran. They can also help lower your cholesterol.

  • Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna have been studied extensively for their heart-health benefits and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids.

Consuming a nutritious, balanced diet can help keep your heart healthy and reduce your risk of heart disease. Healthy Bytes’ registered dietitians are experts in nutrition counseling and can help you lead a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the benefits of our telehealth services on our website.