By Bailey Roden, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern
The month of February isn’t just about hearts of love, but also healthy hearts. During this month many organizations work to raise awareness for heart disease. This awareness is to remind people of the importance of their heart and ways to keep it healthy. On the Fill Your Plate blog there are some articles relating to heart health with some amazing tips, and even some healthy heart recipes as well.
An often overlooked item that’s great for your heart is olive oil. The olive oil works to protect your heart from heart disease podcast gives interesting insight. Olive oil can be purchased from local growers in Queen Creek, Arizona at the Queen Creek Olive Mill.
Did you know dairy can help prevent cardiovascular disease? Diary is another product that can be purchased from local farms! Bashas’ and other grocery stores carry a variety of different dairy products that are locally raised.
Have you heard of the Mediterranean Diet? This diet has picked up as a popular food trend. While it may be in style, it’s also good for your heart. This diet works to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Cardiovascular disease is the lesser known disease but it has had a huge impact on the human race. This disease is a silent killer as people often don’t know they have it until it’s too late. So, it’s important you are creating an environment for a healthy heart to avoid the disease. A healthy heart environment means healthy food in the house and regular checkups to the doctor to ensure your heart is in the best shape it can be.
Heart disease can be prevented by eating the right foods. By eating simple things that include lots of fruit and vegetables and lean meats and whole grains.
For more information on how to keep your whole body healthy keep your eye on the Fill Your Plate blog. New blogs are posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and each blog is jammed packed with information to keep you healthy and happy.