Heart Health & The Kitchen Table

Want a healthy heart? Take at look at your kitchen table!

People do have the genetic predisposition to have heart disease, but much of the risk can be taken care of by prevention — which is often the last thing on everybody’s mind.

Healthy living is key to heart heath. In addition to other healthy habits, eat right!

What does that mean?

  • Eat more green vegetables
  • Eat more fruit
  • Cut down on your fatty diet
  • Cut down on your French fries and your burgers. That’s key.

At Trinity Health System’s Chest Pain Center, we can help you after you’ve already have a coronary problem. But, at the end of the day, people have to take the responsibility to take care of their own health.

I personally believe that the risk of many heart problems will decrease just by lifestyle changes.

  • Maintain your body weight
  • Maintain your health
  • Diet and exercise is where it’s key.

I think most of us already know that, but a lot of us put it on the back burner, especially as we get older and busier.It’s your responsibility to put good food on the table, and that starts with what you buy at the grocery store. Also, eat more at home. A home-cooked meal is always better than going out and eating, if you’re preparing healthy meals.