Heart Health

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Why Is Heart Health Important?

Making heart healthy changes can have an impact other areas of health. It can help prevent or delay chronic disease such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and stroke. Heart disease can be preventable, but it is not reversible

Making healthy changes can help improve quality of life- it can make you feel more energetic and improve mental health.

Risk Factors

  • Age 50+
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Unregulated Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Family History
  • High Cholesterol
  • Smoking

What The All Heart Health Diets Have in Common?

  • Limit Salt Intake
  • Increase intake of Plant Proteins
  • Whole Plant Foods
  • Limit intake of Animal Products

Types of Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

  • Why is it “bad”
  • Buildup of plaque
  • Narrowing of blood vessels
  • Reduced blood flow to cells
  • Heart disease


  • Type of fat
  • Created from extra calories to fuel your body later
  • Can contribute to plaque buildup

HDL Cholesterol

  • Why is it “good”?
  • Removes excess LDL
  • Only 1/3-1/4 is removed
  • Family history and genetics
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