Heart Health …..

Nutrition is such a key ingredient to the our overall health and wellness. There are so many wonderful foods that can have a huge impact on how we look, feel, and perform on a daily basis.
Here are a list of super foods that really help to keep that heart pumping efficiently.

#1 Salmon:

Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which studies show to help lower the risk of heart disease and arrhythmia.

#2 The Berry Family:

Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are delicious but also have shown to have a 32.5% chance of lowering your risk of a heart attack by lowering your blood pressure.

#3 Dark Chocolate:

Yes chocolate lovers .. studies show that dark cacao 70% and above (with no soy lecithin and additives) can help reduce the risk of massive heart attacks and strokes. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids called polyphenols, which may help blood pressure, clotting, and inflammation. Now you can feel great while indulging in this delightful treat!

#4 Tomatoes

Tomatoes like sweet potatoes are high in potassium. Tomatoes contain “Lycopene” a carotenoid that may help get rid of “bad” cholesterol, keep blood vessels open, and lower heart attack risk. Tomatoes are also low in calories and sugar, which keeps on track with a healthy diet.

#5 Broccoli, Spinach, and Kale

Truth be told that “mother does know best” especially when it comes to making you eat your veggies. Green vegetables may give an extra boost to your heart along with many other wonderful benefits. These are high in carotenoids, which act as antioxidants and free your body of potentially harmful compounds. They’re also high in fiber and contain tons of vitamins and minerals. Kale also has some omega-3 fatty acids which like salmon reduce the risk of heart disease.

Now you have a well-balanced diet and know what “go to” foods to eat to help the heart.

The O-Board Says…

Workout of the Day

A. 3 sets of:
Good Mornings x 8-10 reps
Rest 45 seconds
Single-Arm Dumbbell Row x 8-10 reps
Rest 45 seconds
Alternating wtd Lateral Lunges x 8-10 reps each leg
Rest 45 seconds

B. For time:
Row 500 Meters
Run 600 Meters
Row 500 Meters

Post by Annie.