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Top 5 Heart Healthy Foods

23
Feb

Top 5 Heart Healthy Foods

An essential part of living a healthy life style is understanding and applying heart healthy habits. As stated earlier in the blog, heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., but it is also one of the most preventable.

The heart is a muscle, so exercising is a vital part of maintaining a healthy heart and building its strength, but how we fuel our bodies to excel in our exercise is an important part of preventing heart disease.

Staying away from unhealthy trans and saturated fats, and sodium is a good starting point, but instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, we must focus on what we CAN eat to create successful heart healthy habits. To make your diet as heart healthy as possible,  a majority of your diet make up of whole, unprocessed foods.

Veggies, fruits, beans, whole grains and unsaturated fats that are low in calories and  are high in fiber, antioxidants, and various heart healthy vitamins and minerals are great for our heart. Foods like these help keep the channels of our cardiovascular system flowing smoothly and regularly, and gives the heart the tools it needs to grow as strong and efficient as possible!

Below are listed the top 5 heart healthy foods for your culinary enjoyment:

1. Fish

2. Berries

3. Nuts

4. Legumes

5. Whole Grains

Do you have any delicious recipes that incorporate any of these items to share with your Bok Fu family?

Bok Fu Fitness

Warm Up:
2 times:
1 minute jump rope (double unders advanced)
10 Roll Back
10 Silverman Squats (stand, touch toes, squat, touch toes, stand)
10 Straight Leg Kicks
10 Inchworms
1 minute plank

Workout:
For time:
10 Bok Fu Burpees
20 V Ups
30 Push Ups
40 Chicken Lunges
50 Horse Stance Squat Jumps
40 Chicken Lunges
30 Push Ups
20 V Ups
10 Bok Fu Burpees

Warm Down:
5 minutes of partner stretching
5 minutes of ball torture for shoulders