Heart disease is a growing epidemic in the United States–in fact, it is the number one killer in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack, and 470,000 who have already suffered at least one will have another. (Source: http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/). A nutrient-dense vegan diet is a known source to help reduce risk of heart disease. Physicians and researchers are exploring the links between animal product consumption and heart disease, and finding that a vegan diet may help reduce or even reverse heart disease. Former President Bill Clinton used his vegan diet to help him prevent heart disease by losing extra weight and avoiding food that could potentially damage blood vessels. Previously, Clinton had needed surgeries and medication to address his heart issues. He and his team of doctors credited his vegan diet to his heart health reversal. The Mayo Clinic offers advice for curbing heart disease, including eating more vitamin and mineral-rich fruits and vegetables (avoiding meat, cheese and processed snack foods), choosing whole grains like quinoa and brown rice, limiting unhealthy fats and cholesterol (especially from meat and animal products), and choosing lean protein sources like legumes, including beans, peas and lentils. It is also important to reduce the sodium in food, as sodium may contribute to high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Fresh N Lean delivers an abundance of cardiovascular-friendly meals. All of our signature dishes include only the freshest, organic ingredients that are low in oil and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals to keep your heart healthy. To learn more about the health benefits of our meals, please call: 1-888-420-4080.
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