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Health Expert Recommends Foods To Fight Heart Disease

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - February is National Heart Health Month and doctors say lifestyle changes are the number one way to decrease your risk of heart disease, heart attack or even stroke.

Those changes start at the grocery store.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States and as we know diet and exercise if very important to reduce your risk.

With so many food options it can be hard to navigate at the grocery store when you don't know what to look for.

Experts reccommend choosing foods like avocados and leafy greens that can reduce your high blood pressure which lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Walnuts and flax seeds are also rich in fiber and healthy fats that will promote a a circulating blood stream pattern and decrease bad choloestorol and inflammation of the heart.

Though supplements can be taken to help promote a healthy heart, doctors say the less preservatives used in a product, the better it is for your body. Stick to your fruits and veggies.

For a full list of easily accessible grocery items click here.

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