In February we celebrate National Wear Red Day to help promote prevention of heart disease in women.
Let us make healthier choices to beat heart disease. It can be prevented with the right lifestyle – the food you eat, the exercise you do, and the lifestyle you lead.
Let us celebrate Go Red for Women Day every day by adding red healthy heart-healing foods to our meals.
- Try to incorporate more beets into your diet to strengthen the heart, improve circulation, purify/detox the blood, lower blood pressure. Beet Salad Recipes
- Try to eat more pomegranates and water melons, and drink more tomato juice to lower your blood pressure. Watermelon and Strawberry ice Cream Recipe
- Try to eat half a red grapefruit before every meal, or at least in the morning, before breakfast to lower your cholesterol. Studies show that it helps to loose weight too. Grapefruit and Walnut Salad
- Try to add raw red onions (cook with white onions) to all your salads, spreads, side dishes, etc. to cut bad cholesterol. Roasted Vegetables Recipe
- Try to eat more red legumes, such as adzuki beans, red lentils and kidney beans rich in both tryptophan (to reduce stress and fight seasonal depression) and heart-healing fiber to reduce your blood pressure, detox your colon and give you more energy. Lentil Recipes
- Try to eat red (purple) cabbage to get rid of constipation, which ultimately canlower your blood pressure.
- Try to eat more red salmon and red apples (any color) -foods rich in Magnesium to reduce stress.
Let us be heart smart, shall we?
Breathe, smile and be happy.
© Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach and Relationship Expert