February is heart health month. With this month many people think about the romantic heart and working on their romantic relationships, and that’s an important heart to work on. But the heart I’m talking about today is the one that’s beating inside your body. Research shows that heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. That’s a pretty scary statistic in my mind. In thinking about that and the fact that I’d like to stick around for a little longer, I thought I’d check out what foods are most recommended for our hearts and share them with you. If I’ve done a blog post on it I’ve linked it, and you’ll certainly be seeing some of those I haven’t done show up over the next few months.
Salmon (sardines, mackerel)
Blueberries (strawberries and other berries)
Citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits)
Potatoes (including sweet)
Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, macadamia)
Legumes (lentils, limas, black beans, chickpeas (including hummus))
Extra virgin olive oil
Broccoli, spinach, kale
There are lots of delicious foods out there and just about everything can be consumed for the special occasion, they’re not recommended on a regular basis though. Foods like these shared here and other super grains, vegetables, fruits and proteins are necessary to support your body’s processes and make sure it functions well. What are you feeding your heart?