The Benefits of Heart Health Foods

Valerie Vincent  |  2/7/2019 6:15:52 PM

Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthful diet is likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

  • vegetable Garden jpgEating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
  • Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits may protect against certain types of cancers.
  • Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
  • Eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.

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