Take Care of Your Heart this Valentine's Day

February is American Heart Month. So we thought it fitting to take a look at the heart from a different angle on Valentine’s Day!  

Photo credit goes go RainbowPlate
Heart Breakers!
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), heart disease, and stroke contribute as the leading killers in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every 34 seconds, Heart Disease claims the life of someone. A study out of Stanford University found that people living with HIV or AIDS have a higher risk of developing CVD, due to inflammation caused by their HIV medications.  But it’s beatable! 

Fight whole heartedly!
Two ways these conditions can be tackled include eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. These steps can make all the difference in your overall health and lifestyle. 

Un-break your heart!
As you pick up ingredients for that romantic home cooked dinner with your special somebody, think of their heart. 

Start with these 5 heart healthy foods!
  1.  Almonds (heart healthy fats + aphrodisiac)
  2. Salmon (heart healthy fats)
  3.  Edamame or any soy foods (isoflavones)
  4. Blueberries (antioxidants)
  5. Dark Chocolate (antioxidants + aphrodisiac)

Happy Valentine's Day!

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