Heart-healthy lifestyles begin in the kitchen

By Metro Creative

Weight-loss initiatives and dieting often go hand-in-hand, but healthy diets can do more than help women shed pounds.

Heart disease is the primary killer of females but embracing heart-healthy diets can help women reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association reports heart disease causes one in three female deaths each year in the United States.

The AHA also notes 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease in their lifetime. Heart valve problems, congestive heart failure, abnormal rhythm of the heart, and plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries can contribute to heart disease.

To read more, pick up a copy of the January/February issue of LiveIt magazine.