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Tips & Resources to Keep your Heart Healthy by FavePages Team

by FavePages Team, posted to Health & Fitness

According to the CDC cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. February is Heart Healthy Month. Here is a list of recipes, resources, and other information for staying heart healthy year-round.

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APP: EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry

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A helpful app if you need ideas for what to eat/cook. It shows you the health info as well.

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APP: Meal Planning by Food on the Table

Takes the sales from your local grocery store and integrates them into...more

This app is a great tool for planning your healthy meals in advance. Also a great resource for knowing what to buy from the grocery store.

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TIP: Listen To Mellow Music

Heart Healthy Living states that studies show that listening for 30 minutes increases brain wave activity and lowers blood pressure.

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TIP: Sneak Fiber in Your Life with Sneaky Pete's

Suggested by krupaconsulting

Sneaky Pete’s, the first soluble oat beverage of its kind, is an easy, refreshing, and low calorie way to help you meet the daily requirement for fiber. Delicious all-natural, heart healthy Sneaky Pete's, which is also low in sodium and sugar, is the only oat based beverage to provide the same amount of soluble fiber as an entire bowl of oatmeal.

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LIST: 10 Ways to Get Heart Healthy for February - American Heart Month by InspiredWoman

Heart Disease is the Number One Killer of American Women - spend...more

Get educated on heart disease and learn some ways to prevent it. Being healthy is important, and this list helps you learn some heart healthy habits.

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LIST: Healthy Heart Foods by Alex

Eat healthy without sacrificing taste. What should I add to this...more

This is a great list of healthy foods that still taste great! Healthy does not have to mean bad tasting.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Drink Tea for Good Heart Health

Suggested by Tangela Walker-Craft

This article includes information provided from a doctor about which teas are best for heart health and more.

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RELATED ARTICLE: 7 Healthy Heart Foods

Suggested by fitnesschimp

We all want a healthy heart, so we need to make sure our diet is helping us and not hurting us.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Heart Disease - 17 Celebrities With Heart Problems

In the past few years, celebrities have rallied to promote awareness...more

An interesting article from Huffington Post of celebrities that have/had heart problems and are rallying to promote awareness.

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RELATED ARTICLE: A Month-Long Celebration of Heart-Healthy Recipes

Suggested by Cara Weber Lyons

Four healthy-living bloggers have teamed up to provide heart-healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners and desserts in honor of American Heart Month. Each week features new recipes and giveaways geared towards heart-health!

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Suggested by ToreyRD

The Dishin' Dietitian talks about the importance of heart health and dishes up some smart tips.

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RELATED ARTICLE: How to Fix Yourself a Heart Healthy Meal

Eating heart healthy comes down to is making smarter choices. This...more

Suggested by BistroMD

The right nutrition is essential to maintaining a healthy heart and leading a healthy lifestyle. Learning which foods and nutrients to add to your diet, and how to prepare them into balanced meals, is key to promoting heart health. Unsaturated fats, low sodium, vegetables, and whole grains are all important in a heart-healthy diet.

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Suggested by Len Saunders

I think that 'managing stress' is a very important part of having a healthy heart. Most people always think of diet or exercise as a major component, but neglect to realize the importance of reducing stress. Simple breathing techniques throughout the day, or when someone feels too much stress is very helpful to take someone to a 'happier' place.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Take Charge of Your Heart

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A list of seven things you can do today to improve your heart health, courtesy of St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix.

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Saturated fats have been given a bad rap, while vegetable oils and...more

Suggested by Sergio

because so much promotion has been against saturated fats, and pro poly-unsaturated fats, which can actually be causing us more harm than good; especially in excess.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Pistachios: The Love Nut

Suggested by AmericanPistachioGrowers

There is scientific research that supports the power of pistachios for heart health and the health of blood vessels. The unique blend of antioxidants contained in pistachios may reduce the risk of inflammation and lower cholesterol, making them good for the heart and the entire cardiovascular system. Pistachios may just be The Love Nut.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Do it with "Heart"!


Suggested by meredith

Great blog post from the La Tortilla Factory blog - The Wrap on Healthy Living - that shares some tips and recipes to help your heart.

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RECIPES: Heart Healthy Ideas from Mercy Life

Eating heart-healthy doesn't mean you have to sacrifice good meals....more

Suggested by Mercy Home Health

We recommend fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as kale and oatmeal to our patients," said Mercy LIFE Dietician Terrese Rice. "These foods are excellent for helping to make your heart strong and healthy.

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RECIPES: Heart Healthy Dinner Ideas

Suggested by GirlsGoneSporty

Delicious dinner ideas that are filled with heart-healthy foods like vegetables, whole wheat pasta and nuts.

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RECIPE: Try Softwraps Instead of Regular Bread

Suggested by meredith

The 1st & only wraps made with heart healthy extra virgin olive oil, these SoftWraps are infused with fresh flavors such as tomato basil, rosemary & multigrain. In addition these wraps have whole grains such as millet, flax & sunflower seeds baked into each wrap & are made with fresh vegetable juices vs. dehydrated vegetable powders...

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RECIPE: Try Fiber & Flax Corn Tortillas

Suggested by meredith

These great-tasting, soft and easy to use tortillas (“A Hit” by Phil Lempert, Supermarket Guru) are the 1st corn tortillas to include the added heart health benefits of fiber & flax. Packed with 5 grams of fiber, 200 mgs of Omega-3s, & 20 grams of whole grains. (And only 45 calories per tortilla!) They’re a great way to add nutrition to every meal.

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RESOURCE: Clean Plates

Too often, healthy eating is linked with images of sacrifice-a pile of...more

Suggested by krupaconsulting

Clean Plates helps navigate restaurants when you want to eat out. CP tells you which restaurants are the healthiest for you!

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Suggested by rich

Earndit rewards you for exercise - like walking, running, biking and going to the gym. The more you exercise, the more rewards you can earn from great companies like Peeled Snacks, Vitacost, Dermstore, Shoe Crush, BodyRock Sport and many others.

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BOOK: The Wall Street Diet

The Wall Street Diet helps readers lose weight, keep it off, and still...more

Suggested by Larissa

Great read for movers and shakers who don't have time to diet.

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Suggested by kmesmer

Plant sterols are natural cholesterol reducers. They are found in nuts, seeds, and vegetables. You can find products like Minute Maid Heartwise orange juice, Smart Balance HeartRight milk, or Corazonas tortilla chips that are fortified with CoroWise brand plant sterols, which are backed by an FDA health claim.

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