What The (Healthy) Heart Wants

Posted by Nancy Sacks on

No beauty shines greater than that of a good heart. – Unknown
The heart wants what the heart wants. It's how we show and feel love, compassion, kindness and forgiveness. While the heart is a symbol for all these things and more, it's also a major factor determining the state of our health. In fact, the heart is central to your body's overall health. Generally speaking, if you keep your heart healthy, your body will stay healthy as well.
A Heart Healthy Diet
Fruits and vegetables are the foundations of a heart healthy diet. Incorporate hydrating fruits, such as berries and an array of colorful vegetables with every meal. Enjoy plenty of anti-inflammatory foods rich in omega-3s, such as salmon, olive oil and flax seeds. Additionally, limiting processed foods, artificial sugars and refined grains is important for keeping inflammation levels at bay and preventing plaque from forming in the arteries.
Dental Health & Heart Health
Poor oral health and lack of tooth brushing affect your heart more than you may realize. Your gums are full of blood vessels which can allow bacteria into your bloodstream. The bacteria can then travel to your heart, which can get caught up in the plaque in your arteries and cause heart infections as well as excess inflammation leading to heart disease. Don't forget to brush and floss daily to protect your teeth and your heart!
Emotions and the Heart
Emotions, such as anger, depression and stress play a big role in driving cardiovascular episodes. One study shows that anger increases your chances of having a heart attack by 230%. It's important to learn how to handle stress in your life to help protect your heart and live a more fulfilled, happier life. One way to improve your heart health is by increasing your heart rate variability, which measures your heart's resilience to stress. To improve HRV, focus on quality breathing or meditation daily, which activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
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