Heart disease is, unfortunately, still the #1 cause of death in the United States. The good news is that it’s a disease that’s largely preventable by modifying your diet and exercising. Scientists have learned over the years that one big key to preventing heart disease is reducing inflammation. In this video (and in my upcoming book, The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny With Diet and Lifestyle, which is being released by Viking on 4/21/15), I talk about certain foods you should eat that are anti-inflammatory, such as chia seeds, papaya, saffron, ginger, turmeric, dandelion leaves, and more. In addition to fighting inflammation, many of these foods also help lower your cholesterol, reducing yet another risk factor for developing heart disease. Some of these foods are also high in fiber, which helps you feel more satisfied, improves digestion, and promotes good bacteria in the gut. I even provide tips on how to incorporate each food into your meals. Eat up!

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