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Today's Heart Tip: Eat Garlic

By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 25, 2014

Learn to love garlic. Rich in antioxidants, garlic may help prevent heart disease and stroke by slowing down plaque build-up in your arteries, helping blood vessels expand, lowering blood pressure, and boosting your immune system. To reap its benefits, let garlic sit for about 10 minutes after crushing or chopping before you heat it, eat it, or combine it with other foods or seasonings.

Heidi's heart advice: “Eat in moderation, exercise as much as possible, and do something to keep your mind active and learning. Evaluate your daily habits, and improve or get rid of the ones that are holding you back. It will empower you.”

Join us for a free heart seminar today in Twin Falls: Mediterranean Diet Cooking Class

St. Luke's cardiology experts are presenting seminars throughout February to bring you the knowledge you need to keep your heart—and your health—going strong. See the full schedule.

About The Author

Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.