Don’t Skip a Beat on Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, where we take time to look at what we are doing to keep our hearts healthy and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Let's take a look at five ways you can stay heart healthy this February! 1 - Eat More Fiber Fiber is beneficial for reducing GI tract transit … Continue reading Don’t Skip a Beat on Heart Health

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Exercise for Heart Health

February is National Heart Month, a time to bring your health to the forefront and make changes to keep your heart pumping strong. Did you know that exercise, along with a health diet, is a key component of preventing heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to … Continue reading Exercise for Heart Health

Heart Health – Chocolate Chia Oatmeal

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! February is American Heart Month! Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and it is largely preventable? According to the American Heart Association, “About 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.” This means that changes to your … Continue reading Heart Health – Chocolate Chia Oatmeal

Tips for Decreasing Your Cholesterol

Maybe you just heard from your doctor that your cholesterol is high and now you have to either take medications or try and bring it down before your next appointment. So, why is this important? Elevated cholesterol levels are just one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Having too much cholesterol in … Continue reading Tips for Decreasing Your Cholesterol

Health Benefits of Chocolate

I am sure many of you reading this post have heard about the health benefits of chocolate. Does this  mean you have free reign to eat as much as you want? Let's slow the wagon down for just a second. I'll start off by saying that while chocolate can be good because of the antioxidant … Continue reading Health Benefits of Chocolate

Tips for Decreasing High Blood Pressure

The first leading cause of death in the US is heart disease and the third leading cause of death is stroke. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of developing both heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure can also result in congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness. High blood pressure makes your … Continue reading Tips for Decreasing High Blood Pressure