The past few years has been a rough one for processed red meats, a food group that so many are in love with. In 2015 the World Health Organization announced definitive data that processed red meats cause cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Years before that the same foods were associated with a spike in heart disease and heart attacks. For the suffering of animals, the destruction of our planet, and for your heart: bypass the bacon.
Getting the public to focus on heart disease is a difficult task because it develops silently over years, often without warning. I remind people that just like wrinkles around the eyes, there are wrinkles of the heart arteries. But the aging of our heart can be measured and prevented, so keep this checklist on hand and make your heart health an important part of the year to come!
Test Not Guess and Prevent Not Stent.