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.

  1. Sweet Potatoes.
  2. Salmon.
  3. Almonds.
  4. Walnuts.
  5. Blueberries.
  6. Spinach.
  7. Tuna.
  8. Broccoli.
  9. Asparagus.
  10. Tomatoes.
  11. Spices (including turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme).
  12. Black tea.
  13. Raspberries.
  14. Strawberries.
  15. Cranberries.

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.