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Today's Heart Tip: Go Nuts!

Brian Bothwell, RN, EMT-B
Cardiac and Respiratory Nurse, St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Transport EMT, Air St. Luke’s, Wood River
Firefighter/EMT, Wood River Fire and Rescue
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 10, 2014

Nuts are delicious. They can also can help lower LDL "bad" cholesterol, keep plaque from forming in your arteries, and reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and vitamin E, and "good" fats—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated—walnuts, almonds, and the rest are great for your heart.

Brian's heart advice: “Exercise more, improve your diet, and stop smoking. Getting your annual cholesterol screenings and wellness checks are very important to evaluate if changes need to be made to your lifestyle.”

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.