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5 Heart Healthy Tips + Target Gift Card Giveaway

**Update: the winner of the $165 gift card is Stefanie Gladden! She will be contacted by Birmingham Bloggers. Congrats!

Today is an exciting day here at Be Well--- It's the very first giveaway ever! Plus, it's super easy to participate. Find out more below. But first, what kind of dietitian would I be if I didn't remind you about American Heart Month? Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the US. Different family histories, ethnicity, and lifestyle factors can significantly increase your risk for developing heart disease. While you can't do much about your family history and ethnicity, there are some things you can do to help decrease your heart disease risk...What better way to start February than to skim over 5 tips that can improve your heart health?
  1. Look for foods high in unsaturated fats like fish, avocados, and almonds. 
  2. Aim to eat fiber at every meal. Fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 
  3. Cut out excess sugar in your diet. Eliminate sugar from drinks and drink only water. Some newer research is demonstrating that sugar is a big player in the heart disease game.
  4. Start checking out trans fat and hydrogenated oils and eliminate them where you can. Be sure to look at the ingredients and try not to buy foods that contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. 
  5. Exercise! Go on a walk, take a hike, ride a bike, anything to get your heart pumping can increase your HDL (the good cholesterol) and improve your overall heart health. Aim for 30-60 minutes 5-6 times a week. Don't have time for that? Start small with just 10 minutes a day and work your way up.
To find out more about HDL and LDL cholesterol, check out this previous Be Well post and contact me if you are interested in a one on one nutrition consult!
Wasn't that exciting?! Now, go reward your healthy efforts with a Target shopping spree!
Be sure to enter the giveaway and follow me on Instagram for your chance to win!
I’ve teamed up with bloggers from Birmingham Bloggers to bring you a Valentine’s giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win a $165 giftcard to Target. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Visit and all the bloggers in the giveaway here:

LCB Style, A Pinch of Healthy, The M Studio, Hey There Sunshine, Eat Drink Be Well, Morrell's Armoire, Fast Foodie, Bethcakes, Blissfully Southern, Lola Charles, The Style Gathering, Shotguns & Seashells, Between the Pearls, Sizeable Chic and Everyday Living.

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