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As Seen on T.V.: Some of the Best Foods for Heart Health

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February is Heart Health Month, so last week I stopped by Today in Nashville to share some ways to help support heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women (CDC, NCHS), so it is more important than ever to learn about the risks, symptoms, and ways to help prevent it. Making lifestyle changes like starting to exercise, quitting smoking, and eating a balanced diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat are good ways to reduce your risk.

One of my favorite foods to help reduce the risk is Quaker oats. Oats contain a heart-healthy soluble fiber called beta-glucan. According to the FDA, three grams of oat soluble fiber each day when eaten as a part of a heart healthy diet may help reduce the risk of hear disease -- and a serving of Quaker oatmeal provides about two.

Watch the segment above to learn more about my heart healthy tips.