4 Ways to Eat for Heart Health

heart health Feb 06, 2022

We've got 4 ways to eat for improved heart health! 

Heart health is very near and dear to my heart (this is Jacque) because I have a strong family history of heart disease. And it's very near to my heart (this is Marzia) because heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US!

These tips will be helpful if you have high cholesterol, cholesterol that has been gradually increasing, and if you have heart disease or family history of heart disease.

1. Swap out saturated fat for polyunsaturated fat. Saturated fat is found in animal foods (meat and dairy), ultra-processed foods (think packaged foods, fried foods, a lot of fast foods), coconut oil, and palm oil. Research has shown replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat can help lower cholesterol which is cardioprotective.

Of course we are proponents of switching from animal proteins to plant proteins, but not all of our Plant Chics are ready to do that 100%. So we encourage you to cut back on your high fat animal...

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Go Red for Women

Wear red for women!
 
Did you know cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women?!
 
Cardiovascular disease (stroke + heart disease) kills more women than ALL cancers combined. 
 
That sh*t cray. 
 
Guess what?! Our LIFESTYLE has so much to do with our heart health. 
 
Regardless of your age & your current health situation, you can make lifestyle changes that will improve your heart health today.
 
Here are 7 tips that we encourage you to try today:
 
1 Cut the CRAP (Calorie Rich And Processed) foods out of your diet. That means the processed & refined foods (cookies, cakes, white breads & pasta, pizza, burgers, etc) need to take a back seat and they shouldn’t enter your mouth regularly. They should be the exception and not the rule. 
 
2 #eatplants You don’t want to be plant based or vegan? Good, just include some real, whole plant foods, with every meal & snack. 
 
3 Move your...
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