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Eating healthy on a regular basis is extremely important for good heart health and overall, health. Therefore, WebMD published a great article on 21 different types of food that are beneficial to your heart.

Fresh Herbs

Adding this to your food, instead of salt will not only add flavour but it will eliminate your salt and fat intake.

Black Beans

Beans have so many heart-healthy nutrients. Beans can lower blood pressure, and the fiber in them can help control cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Salmon: Super Food

Salmon is a super-food that is rich in omega-3s. Omega 3’s are healthy fats that can lessen the risk of heart disorders.

Olive Oil

This oil is a healthy fat, which is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants, and they may protect your blood vessels.

Walnuts

A small handful of walnuts a day may lower your cholesterol and protect against inflammation.

Check out more at WebMD.


Yum! One of the healthiest trends this year is overnight oats. Its easy and packed with delicious nutrients and protein to energize you throughout the busy day.

Let’s face it, most of us don’t have a lot of time during the week to indulge in a healthy breakfast or snack but this will save you a bunch of time. Best part? You can make it however you like with all of your favourite toppings. Here’s how:

  1. Quarter Cup Quaker Oats (or any you prefer). Try to not buy quick oats.
  2. Honey or any sweetener of your choice
  3. Quarter cup of milk, creamer, Almond milk, Oat milk or any milk of your choice! My recommendation: Ensure the milk is above the line of the oats (add as much as you like, its up to you!)
  4. A spoon or two of vanilla Greek Yoghurt or any yoghurt of your choice to add a little more flavour!
  5. Peanut Butter, Vegan Peanut Butter or Nutella
  6. Fruits of your choice
  7. Any other toppings you prefer! We also love chocolate chips.

Step 1: Add your oats, milk, yoghurt, and honey to your jar and stir until it has a smooth consistency and cover

Step 2: Leave it overnight or longer than 2-3 hours

Step 3: Add your peanut butter or Nutella and your toppings of choice such as, fruits, chocolate chips, granola, and more!

Step 4: Enjoy this packed protein jar!

Eating Well, is a great source that informs you on ways that you can eat well on a daily basis. They have shared their top 10 super-foods that anyone can eat on a daily basis!

1.Berries:

Berries are a great source of fiber. Essentially, fiber keeps your digestive system and heart healthy.

2. Eggs:

Eggs are very nutritious. Not only do they have protein and give you the energy you need, but they also keep your eyes healthy.

3. Sweet Potatoes:

Yum! Sweet Potatoes keep your eyes, bones, and immune system healthy.

To check-out the rest of the Superfoods by Eating well, go to: http://www.eatingwell.com/article/290550/10-everyday-superfoods/

There are plenty of Superfoods that you can eat everyday, to protect your heart-health and overall health. It only takes a few minutes to prepare for a lifetime of good health.

Your heart works hard with every beat it takes.  Ever wanted to learn more about one of the most important organs in your body? Nova Online’s “Cut to the Heart” is a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about how the heart works, new advances in the treatment of heart problems and the history of modern heart surgery.

Here’s a short except from Nova Online’s Amazing Heart Facts:

Sure, you know how to steal hearts, win hearts, and break hearts. But how much do you really know about your heart and how it works? Read on to your heart’s content!

  • Put your hand on your heart. Did you place your hand on the left side of your chest? Many people do, but the heart is actually located almost in the center of the chest, between the lungs. It’s tipped slightly so that a part of it sticks out and taps against the left side of the chest, which is what makes it seem as though it is located there.
  • Hold out your hand and make a fist. If you’re a kid, your heart is about the same size as your fist, and if you’re an adult, it’s about the same size as two fists.
  • Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.

Visit Nova Online to read more amazing heart facts.