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Feel Green….In a Healthy Way this St. Patrick’s Day!

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ID-10074277St. Patrick’s Day has been known to wreak havoc on someone’s diet.  Instead of choosing green beer and green corned beef go for the healthy greens!

The American Heart Association suggests you choose all green veggies this St. Patty’s day!  By adding dark greens to each meal will help give you a boost of vitamins and fiber to help your feel full and energized throughout the day.  The American Heart Association has put together a few simple tips to keep your heart healthy this St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Stay away from salt- too much salt equals high blood pressure!
  • Limit yourself to ONE green beer- increased intake of alcohol raises risk of high blood pressure, obesity and stroke.
  • Don’t forget to exercise- just because it is a holiday does not mean you should skip your daily workout!

Did you know?

Research has shown that for every hour of vigorous exercise, life expectancy increases by two hours! (www.wane.com)

So many choices…

If you wish to fill your plate with green veggies this St. Patty’s day, here are some heart healthy choices;

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Leafy greens
  • You could even throw in a green apple as your fruit for the day!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a healthy way this year!  Go Green my friends!

Sources

http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/Heart-Healthy-on-St-Patty’s-Day

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

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