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How much does eating right mean to your cardiovascular health?  Well according to many experts, it means a lot.  Everything you put into your body does something.  It either provides nutrients that are used as fuel, provides value in terms of health, or is detrimental to your health if it contains the wrong ingredients.

A fast food hamburger does have some nutrients.  There is protein of course, which is an essential component for muscle health.  However, it comes at a cost.  There is also a fair amount of fat in hamburger, and of course these days it is all about grass fed beef.  What we eat, eats, is important too, as we are learning.  Hormones, chemicals, insecticides are all ingested by the animals that we call food.

We like to say “eat clean”.  That means monitoring the fats, sugars, and carbohydrates.  Making sure the food you are eating is pure from the bad things mentioned in the last paragraph.  It takes time and education to know how to read a product label, but it is very important.  Know what you are putting into your mouth and understand how it fuels your body.  

In terms of being heart smart, moderation and portion size are important, maybe as important as what you are eating.  There is so much more that we can discuss.  Set up a consultation with our Director of Nutrition for more information and to develop a meal plan.  Email us at info@walkforthebeat.org.

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