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Fill Your Diet with Heart-Healthy Foods This February

Fill Your Diet with Heart-Healthy Foods This February

by Proforma Construction, February 28, 2019

Take care of your cardiovascular health this month.

February is American Heart Month, a month that looks to educate the public about the realities of heart disease.  A major goal of this month is to encourage people to make more heart-healthy eating decisions.  To take care of your cardiovascular health this month, try incorporating these heart-healthy foods into your diet.

  • Walnuts

While small, walnuts have major health benefits.  For instance, walnuts are rich in fiber and micronutrients such as magnesium, copper, and manganese.  According to research, eating walnuts can help lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, reduce diastolic blood pressure, and decrease oxidative stress and inflammation.  Other studies have suggested that ingesting walnuts can help you lower your risk for heart disease.

  • Avocados

Contrary to what you might believe, no all fat is bad for you.  The monosaturated fats found in avocados are extremely heart-healthy and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and a reduced risk for heart disease.  Additionally, avocados are an excellent source of potassium which can help lower your blood pressure and risk of stroke.

  • Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a natural antioxidant that can neutralize harmful free radicals and prevent oxidative damage and inflammation which can contribute to heart disease.  Studies have linked lycopene to reduced risk for heart disease and stroke and improved artery health.

Eating these heart-healthy foods is a great way to take care of your cardiovascular health this month.  Are you looking for the right general contractor to take care of your commercial construction needs this February?  If so, then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.  Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.