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12 Ways to Fight Stress and Help Your Heart
Eating a balanced dietlow in red meat and processed foods, high in fruits and vegetables, poultry, fish, and whole grainswill not only keep your weight down but also have a more direct effect on the heart’s functioning: It keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day so you can avoid destructive peaks and valleys. "Eating a more balanced diet with complex carbs means you’re going to be stable throughout the day," Dr. Simmons says. "You're not going to have a carb high, then a drop down. Your mood isn’t going to fluctuate."
Healthy eating can help prevent or delay diabetes, a major risk factor for heart trouble.
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