It’s Valentine’s Day! With all of the hearts stocking the store shelves this month, it’s the best time of year to be thinking about your health. Here are 14 tips for a happy, healthy heart.
Say Yes to Healthy Fats, No to Trans Fats
The human body needs fats to function well. It needs saturated, unsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. What it doesn’t need, however, are trans fats, which increase the risk of a stroke or heart ailments. Trans fats clog the arteries. They are often found in baked goods, junk foods, and fried fast foods. They elevate the body’s bad cholesterol levels and lower the good ones. Cutting trans fats from your diet will significantly improve your blood flow.