Many people throw caution to the wind, and eat with abandon on Thanksgiving – after all, it only comes once a year, right? Well, it might be time to rethink that – because overindulging can not only set us up for a pattern of holiday weight gain, it could have far worse consequences. According to a study presented at an American Heart Association meeting, an unusually large meal quadruples the chance of a heart attack. Add into the mix the higher levels of stress during the holidays, and it is no wonder that Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the heart attack season.
10 Tips to Make Thanksgiving Healthier for the Heart:
It is extremely important to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke because it is extremely important to get them to the hospital immediately. Getting treatment early can save lives. According to the CDC, at least 200,000 deaths from heart attack and stroke could be prevented each year.
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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