Heart disease and heart attacks aren't just for men. Follow these healthy habits to keep your cholesterol, blood pressure, and disease risk low.
Learn about women's risk of heart disease. Discover right must-do, heart-healthy habits that can lower your risk of heart disease, heart att, ck and stroke, as well as prevent heart-related risk factors, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
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Limit Red and Processed Meat
If red meat shows up on your plate more than a Kardashian on a tabloid cover, put down that steak knife and listen to this: People who eat 4 ounces of red meat a day (that's an average burger) up their risk of fatal heart disease by almost 30 percent compared with those who eat only 5 ounces a week. The same goes for processed meats (hot dogs, sausage, and bacon), which aren't any better for you, according to a major study from the National Cancer Institute. In addition to raising your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes, a diet high in red meat may also increase your risk of colon cancer. Heart-Healthy Tip: Throw a giant portobello mushroom (instead of red meat) on the grill and serve yourself a yummy portobello burger. In studies, portobello mushrooms have been rated as satisfying and as tasty as beef.