- Remember to eat plenty of non-gmo organic fruits and vegetables in a wide range of colors-greens, red, orange, yellow, and purple in their natural state. Purchase produce from a farmer's market, grow it in your own home garden, or shop at a market that supports Free Trade Products. Serve veggies raw or steamed. Flavor with herbs and spices instead of sauces and gravies.
- Use legumes like organic lentils, beans, and whole unprocessed grains including barley, quinoa, spelt, oats, flax, millet, corn, brown rice, and organic whole grain wheat in stews, soups, roasts, and sautes.
- Serve unprocessed protein sources like organic tempeh, organic tofu, leafy green vegetables, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, peanut butter, broccoli, collard greens, kale, as well as other nuts and seeds.
- Add little or no sugar. It is likely to be genetically modified and turns to fat, which is a no-no for heart health.
- Cook without salt, especially if you have high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to hypertension, a leading cause of heart attacks.
- Serve fresh salads at least once or twice a day. Use a light dressing like lemon juice and a tablespoon of organic olive oil herbal blend instead of high caloric bottled dressings. Another option is to puree olives, an avocado, or raw cashews to top salads.
A healthy lifestyle includes exercise and sports, relaxation techniques and stress management, maintaining a network of love and support, and a plan to take special care of yourself.
The choices you make (like to stop smoking), the food you eat, and love in your life enhances heart health. Love yourself and your heart. Eat well, be well, love well.
Here is a link to important information from WebMDHeart Attack Symptoms
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