February not only brings us Valentine’s Day, but also the message of “be good to your heart” with American Hearth month. Despite a 30 percent decline in cardiovascular disease death rates from 1998 to 2008, heart disease continues to be the leading killer of Americans. Our day-to-day lifestyle choices are the primary influence on the prevention of heart disease. We all could do a better job to lose weight, quit tobacco, manage blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and increase exercise. The foods that we choose to put into our bodies greatly influence our health, especially heart health. Cholesterol blood …
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