Whole grains for heart health in women of all ages

How to improve heart health to reduce chances of heart disease and stroke by consuming whole grains

Heart disease and stroke are one of the leading causes of death among men and women and women are more disproportionately affected. Heart health in women is a serious topic regardless of their age.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease refers to what is really a group of conditions that affect the structure and functions of the heart. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity are all conditions that can lead to heart disease.

Grains for heart health from ages 0–20:

Healthy eating habits start at a young age and continue well into adulthood. That is why it is crucial to start eating heart-healthy grains from a young age.

Grains for heart health from ages 20–40:

Grains for heart health from ages 40–60:

As menopause become a reality for many women between the ages of 40 and 60, estrogen levels begin to decrease and as a result the chance of a heart disease and stroke increases. This is when a heart healthy diet becomes crucial.

Grains for heart health for ages 60+:

As age increases a woman’s muscle mass is known to decline. In a new study there was found to be a link between lower muscle mass and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The consumption of protein can help to offset loss of muscle mass and in turn reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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