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7 Factors of Heart Health

7 Factors of Heart Health

These seven factors- if you can keep them ideal or control them- end up being the fountain of youth for your heart. You live longer, you live healthier longer, you have much better quality of life in older age, require less medication, less medical care.
Specifically, those with ideal cardiovascular health can answer yes to the following seven questions:
1. Never smoked or quit more than one year ago
2. Body mass index less than 25
3. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week (that's 30 minutes 5x week)
4. Meet these dietary recommendations:Eat Whole, unprocessed foods60-80% of your plate should be fresh vegetables in salads or lightly steamed. Also include plenty of fresh fruits- preferably organicDo not eat commercially processed foods such as cookies, cakes, crackers, TV dinners, soft drinks, packaged sauce mixes, etc. READ LABELS!Avoid all refined sweeteners such as sugar, dextrose, glucose, high fructose, corn syrup and fruit juices. Avoid wh…