“The most powerful way to avoid heart disease is with a habit of daily physical activity and moderating portion sizes with meals,” said Tyler Richmond, MD, a Lexington cardiologist with Baptist Health Medical Group. Take this quiz to learn more.
True/False: Fiber can lower your risk of heart disease.
True/False: Taking an aspirin a day can help you avoid a heart attack.
True/False: Red wine lowers your risk of heart disease, so even if you’re a nondrinker you should pour a glass.
- True. Dietary fiber comes from grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes that the body can’t fully digest. A fiber-rich lessen the risk of heart disease, so stock up.
- True. Aspirin helps prevent blood clots, which are the cause of most heart attacks. The American Heart Association recommends people who are high risk for heart attacks take a low-dose aspirin daily. (Consult your doctor first.)
- False. Research suggest that red wine may lower the risk of heart disease due to the flavonoids and antioxidants found in grapes. But if you’re not a drinker, don’t start. You get the same benefits by drinking a glass of grape juice or eating grapes.
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