Keeping a Healthy Heart So You Can Enjoy the Grandkids

Your heart is a critical muscle, it beats more than once a second for your entire life.  When it stops, you die, it is that simple.

Critical factors

  • How  much you eat and what you eat
  • How much you exercise regularly
  • How little you smoke

New thinking on a healthy heart

  • Refined carbohydrates are more likely to be turned into the bad kind of fat which clogs arteries
  • Trans fats are always bad – avoid – they are found in processed foods
  • Taking a baby aspirin prevents heart attacks, now the thinking is;  if you haven’t already had a heart attack daily aspirin is not advised
  • Keep your blood pressure low by managing your weight and salt in your diet