Did you know that February is heart health month? Taking care of your heart and being aware of your heart health is extremely important to your well being. There are many things that you can do to keep your heart healthy such as diet and exercise. Eating right is very important and there are some foods that can help your heart specifically.
Salmon: Omega 3-fatty acids which have an anti-clotting effect which is great for blood flow.
Oatmeal: Contains soluble fiber which can help lower cholesterol by soaking it up in the digestive tract. Cholesterol is bad news for your heart so start your day off right with some oatmeal. Try mixing it with fresh berries, honey and almond milk.Blueberries: These little beauties are full of antioxidants which can help decrease blood pressure.
Dark Chocolate: Another antioxidant rich food that can help with blood clots and lowering blood pressure. So if you like chocolate, switch over to dark and you will actually be helping your heart.
Avocados: High in monounsaturated fats, these fruits can help lower cholesterol. They are also high in antioxidants and potassium which can aid in lowering blood pressure.
These are just some of the foods that are great for your heart, so add them to your regular diet and take control of you health today. Also, don’t forget to come see Dr. Evan Merrill today at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, LLC for all your foot care needs. You can make an appointment by calling 541-776-3338 or by filling out our online form.