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Today's Heart Tip: Fiber Up

Mike Fewkes
Telemetry Clerk/Unit Clerk, Cardiac Care
St. Luke’s Boise
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 27, 2014

Dietary fiber is a diet superstar. Found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes such as beans, peas, and lentils, fiber can help prevent heart disease or slow its progression. It helps you maintain a healthy weight, lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. It also helps control blood sugar levels and lower your risk for diabetes.

Mike's heart advice: “Develop a workout regimen, stick to it, and find someone willing to hold you accountable for sticking to it.”

Join us for a free heart seminar today in Baker City, Meridian, or Twin Falls: Baker City: The Latest News on Controlling Cholesterol Meridian: Cooking Class - The Mediterranean Diet Twin Falls: A-fib and the New Anticoagulants

About The Author

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