It's no secret that heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year (that's about one in every four deaths for those of you wondering).Heart-related illness often comes with three risk factors: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. According to the CDC, about half of Americans have at least one of the three risk factors.
Reducing unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, managing high blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart disease can be attained through a heart healthy diet. For many Americans, changes in diet might seem scary or overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Making small changes in your diet and choosing healthier alternatives is one of the first steps towards living a heart healthy lifestyle.
For how you can get started making these changes, please consult our infograph below: