Make Your Diet Heart Healthy in Honor of American Heart Month

Helping you to make the right foods decisions to benefit your heart health.

Happy Valentine’s Day! This month is American Heart Month, and it’s time to give some love to your old ticker. It’s what keeps you going, and deserves some quality attention. While heart disease continues to be one of the top killers for men and women across the nation, experts suggest that you can take actionable steps to prevent heart conditions. Lifestyle factors, namely exercise and diet, impact your heart. As you keep up your exercise regime, pay attention to the foods you’re eating which can either help or hinder your heart.

Health-Healthy Foods

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Flaxseeds
  • Soybeans
  • Walnuts
  • Berries (in particular, raspberries and blueberries)
  • Oatmeal
  • Lentils
  • Broccoli
  • Kale

Un-Friendly Heart Foods

While you’re at it, choose not to fill up on these foods. These processed foods are not friendly to your heart or health. Take on the challenge to cut back or cut out the following foods, opting for healthy and nutritious food instead.

  • Soda
  • Diet soda
  • Ice cream
  • Margarine
  • Red meat
  • Processed meat (particularly bacon, sausages, hot dogs)
  • Cheese
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Fried chicken
  • Butter
  • Sour cream

While you benefit your heart this month, let the professionals handle your insurance needs. Talk to the team at AimPro Insurance to get started!