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Lisa Grudzielanek talks about foods that improves heart health

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February is American Heart Month. Diseases of the heart are the No. 1 killer in America, and stroke is the No. 3 killer. The single most important step you can take for heart health starts with what you put or don’t put on your plate. Studies have shown that up to 70% of heart disease can be averted with the right regimen. Lisa Grudzielanek, Registered Dietitian with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, comes on Real Milwaukee to discuss some foods to eat to your heart’s content, in your effort to prevent heart disease.

Oranges

Health Effect: May help to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and heart failure

Kale

Health Effect: May help to prevent plaque build-up in arteries

Nuts

Health Effect: May help to reduce cholesterol & improve the health of your arteries

 Beans

Health Effect: May help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol

 Quinoa

Health Effect: May help to reduce blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels

Berries & Cherries

Health Effect: May help reduce blood pressure & improve cholesterol

Dark chocolate

Health Effect: May help to reduce blood pressure

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