We all know cycling is a great way to keep your heart strong. But consistent cardio exercise like bike riding is only a part of what it takes to maintain heart health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one person dies from cardiovascular disease every 34 seconds in the U.S. Lifestyle factors — diabetes, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use — can put you at a higher risk for heart disease.
In this episode of Explained, Northside Hospital cardiology physician assistant, Negin Bauer, discusses five heart-healthy foods to help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
For example, fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced diet. They are a low-calorie and low-fat source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and they contain phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect against heart disease.
Explained is a series of short videos where Northside experts explain common patient questions.