Yes, all the exercise that you’re doing at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym is good for your heart. Your diet, however, is equally – if not more – important.
So, are you eating the right heart-healing foods?
Let’s find out.
Research shows that you can significantly reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by consuming heart-healthy foods.
But it’s not only about getting enough of those raved about Omega-3 fatty acids. A healthy heart stems from a balanced diet that is chock-full of a whole spectrum of heart-healing nutrients, including beta- and alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein (carotenoids), vitamin C, potassium; folate, fiber, B-complex vitamins, vitamins A & E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats, and various flavonoids (powerful antioxidants that help prevent cell damage).
Generally, healthy-heart diets are low in red meat, fried foods, and sweets. They focus on fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and poultry. Certain foods however are of superhero, heart-healing quality. They are the “best of the best” in terms of keeping your heart healthy and happy.
For a powerful dose of phytonutrients (and to be a lean, mean machine at the Greenville athletic club), turn to these super healthy foods appropriate for Low Carb and/or Paleo diets.
- Sweet Potatoes.
- Spices (including turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme).
- Black tea.
Complement your Greenville sports club workouts with a heart-friendly diet and include at least one of these foods into your diet daily.
Remember: You are what you eat.
So, eat healthy, eat clean, and eat fresh to protect your heart and reach your optimal fitness state.
*For additional dietary advice, don’t hesitate to consult one of our Pivotal Fitness Greenville Health Center nutritionists.