So much attention is paid to foods we are supposed to avoid that many people wonder what they can actually eat, other than leafy greens. Many people are trying to eat healthier and watch their weight but are faced with difficulties such as high levels of stress, little time to exercise, too much social eating, and too little sleep. We know we should avoid overeating and being too generous with salt, oil and dressings in an effort to keep our arteries clear and our weight in check, but what about preventing health problems that can come about from not getting enough nutrients? What foods should we eat more of to boost our health, energy levels, metabolism and mood?
This year, make your heart a priority. Take the time to give it the care it deserves. You are never too young to set yourself up for a healthy heart, and you are never too old to make effective changes. Heart disease is the number one killer in America. According to the American Heart Association, 80% of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with lifestyle changes.