Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., but it’s not just one disease. It includes a number of conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms, which can affect your heart’s ability to function normally.
Your risk for heart disease is determined by several factors, like your family history and current health habits. What if you could make lifestyle choices to help prevent or reduce damage from heart disease? You can– and your diet is a great place to start.
Dr. Jeffrey Ciaramita with Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular has ten simple tips on what to eat for your heart:
Other heart-healthy habits that can help prevent heart disease include avoiding tobacco, getting regular exercise and getting appropriate screenings.
Heart disease is easier to manage when detected early. If you are concerned or have symptoms, talk to your Mercy doctor.