How to Lower Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A Top 10 Round-Up of Our Favorite Heart Health Articles

February is the best month to celebrate ‘affairs of the heart.’

strawberry cut in halfAnd contrary to popular belief, it is not just because of Valentine’s Day!

That is because February is National Heart Month, shining the light on the importance of keeping our hearts healthy.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.?  In fact, someone in America has a coronary event every 40 seconds.

Fortunately, there is something we can do about our cardiovascular health, and that is to consider what we eat.

That is right.  

Of course, while other lifestyle factors are important – e.g. regular physical activity and avoiding smoking, your diet is one of the best ways to substantially lower your risk for cardiovascular disease.

So, in honor of National Health Month, we thought it would be appropriate to share our Top 10 ‘heart health’ articles.

In the list below, we touch on a variety of subjects—from high blood pressure to the dangers of consuming saturated fats to the real reason why we need to cut out all oils.

Here’s to all of us having the healthiest (and happiest) hearts possible!

 Celebrating Your Heart

Celebrating Your Heart

 The Cholesterol Conundrum

The Cholesterol Conundrum

 The Ultimate Guide to Saturated Fats

Ultimate Guide to Saturated Fats

 The Frightening Facts About Trans Fats

Frightening Facts About Trans Fats

 The Good, Bad and Ugly About Oils

The Good, Bad and Ugly About Oils

 Why You Should Opt out of Olive Oil

You Should Opt out of Olive Oil

 A Pinch of Salt?

A Pinch of Salt?

 The Essentials—Part Two (The Skinny on Fatty Acids)

The Essentials—Part Two (The Skinny on Fatty Acids)

 Connecting the Dots Between Eating and Exercise

Connecting the Dots Between Eating and Exercise

 World Hypertension Day – Understanding the Silent Killer

World Hypertension Day – Understanding the Silent Killer