Six diet tips to make your heart healthier

Published: Feb. 6, 2017

Maintaining a healthy heart starts with two essential ingredients: exercise and diet.

“Exercise, diet and just making healthy lifestyle choices are important to protecting your heart health,” said Dr. Michael Peters, a cardiologist at Methodist Physicians Clinic Heart Consultants. “Don’t take those things lightly.”

Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for coronary heart disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, abnormal blood fats and a host of other health problems.

Overeating and eating sugary foods can add extra pounds, putting a big burden on your heart.

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