A Healthy Diet Can Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A 7 year study of 36,000 Swedish women, 48-83 years old, found those who most closely followed the DASH diet had a 37% lower risk of heart failure than those women who least closely followed the plan. This benefit was seen after adjusting for Body Mass Index, family history, and smoking status.
The DASH eating plan is one high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, low-fat dairy, and whole grains; and low in red and processed meat, salt, and sweetened beverages. 
PositiveTip: Begin enjoying extra servings of vegetables and fruits, a few more nuts, and whole grains every day. They will help you replace the less healthful items in your diet and may lower your risk of heart failure!