HEADS UP! SMOKING AND YOUR ARTERIES
Tobacco use can harm our bodies so seriously and in so many different ways.
Nicotine, carbon monoxide, and other dangerous substances in cigarette smoke damage the walls of the arteriesincluding the arteries that bring oxygen and nutrients to your heart.
Now why would anyone want to deprive such a beautiful, hardworking heart muscle of the things it needs?
And P.S. Remember: That faithful little muscle especially loves fruits and vegetables loaded with fiber and chemicals that help prevent heart disease.
So let’s hear it for:
apples, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cherries, cooked beans and peas, dates, figs, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, oranges, pears, prunes, raspberries, spinach, strawberries, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.
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The amounts and types of food that you eat and drink need to be in balance with the energy your body uses for growing, moving, and performing its metabolic functions like breathing and digestion.
But how do you balance these things?
Most of this balance involves doing what comes naturally; it’s a blast to romp and play games and sports, refreshing to glug down cool water, satisfying to chomp into fresh, crisp fruits and vegetables, fun to munch snacks or have lunch with a bunch of friends, comforting to sit down to yummy home-cooked family dinners, and (yawn) lovely to snuggle
STILL, THERE’S A TON OF INFORMATION OUT THE REORGANIZATION IS KEY!
The Cactus Plan graphic on here is an organizational tool that pulls together key information for easy reference.
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