Food is what drives every system in the body, says women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm. What we put into our bodies plays a significant role in how we look and feel from the inside out. Here, Ahlgrimm talks about heart-healthy foods and ways you can change your diet today for a healthier heart tomorrow.
Q: What are some foods that help prevent heart disease and stroke?
Marla Ahlgrimm: A diet rich in a variety of different foods is a great first step in reducing your risk of heart-related conditions. Fruits and vegetables should comprise at least half of every meal. Whole grains, such as wild rice, sorghum, whole-wheat, and oatmeal, are an essential part of a healthy diet. Stick with low-fat dairy products, lean meat, and other forms of protein such as beans and eggs.