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Today's Heart Tip: Eat Veggies

Melanie Williams, RN
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Coordinator
St. Luke’s Heart Rhythm Center, Boise
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 8, 2014

Vegetables are the most nutritious foods on the planet. They're packed with nutrients that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Choose veggies of different colors for maximum nutrition, such as asparagus, red peppers, broccoli, carrots, onions, spinach, and red cabbage. Buy fresh or frozen, and eat raw, steamed, sautéed, or roasted. Include fresh or cooked tomato products every week.

Melanie's heart advice: “Make a list of things to change, then conquer one at a time before moving to the next. Think baby steps.”

February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!

We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area.

About The Author

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