Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

Veggie Healthy Heart

Are you taking care of your heart, so that your heart can take care of you?

Enjoy the benefits with a handful of healthy habits:

  • Control Blood Pressure 120/80 – Limit sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day
  • Maintain Normal Cholesterol Levels – Decrease saturated fat and increase soluble fiber
  • Be Physically Active Every Day – Your heart is a muscle. Keep it strong.
  • Eat Healthfully  – Enjoy plenty of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains.
  • Take Medications – If needed, drugs save lives.
  • Limit Alcohol and Don’t Smoke
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight

How Much Water Should You Drink?

It’s cold outside. You aren’t thirsty.  How much water should you drink?

If you are not thirsty and feel tired, you may be dehydrated. If you have been drinking alcohol, you may also be dehydrated. Alcohol acts as a diuretic.

Your body needs constant hydration to maintain proper bodily functions. The amount of fluid depends on your metabolism, the environment and your activity. Luckily, fluids come in many forms. Water, coffee, tea, milk, juice, soda, soup, even fruits and vegetables supply fluid.

To get the proper amounts of fluids, try this simple test. Look at your urine. It should be clear or light yellow. Of course, some foods and medication affect the color of urine. But in general, if it’s darker, chug-a-lug!

For everything you need to know about hydration, read Day 24 Chug-a-Lug – Drink Up in The Food Is My Friend Diet.  


Are You Drinking Your Calories?

Thirsty? To lose weight, don’t drink your calories.

Are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day?

Staying hydrated is important. Just being a little dehydrated can make you feel tired. Don’t drink your calories. Is eight glasses of water enough? Check out Day 24 of The Food Is My Friend Diet to make sure that you are drinking enough fluids.