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A healthy diet for a healthy heart

Preventing and reducing your risks for heart disease begins at the table. A healthy diet and active lifestyle are key steps to ensuring cardiovascular health.

 Make sure that there is color on every plate of food you eat by choosing fruits and vegetables. Adding whole grains, nuts, and legumes to a meal is a great way to ensure sustained energy. Cooking in non-tropical vegetable oils and avoiding saturated fat, trans-fats and sodium are also important for a healthy heart.  

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Prairie is an exclusive provider of the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program

The first program which has been scientifically proven to “undo” (reverse) heart disease by optimizing 4 important areas of your life:

  • What you eat
  • How you manage stress
  • How much you move
  • How much love and support you have

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Prairie Cardiovascular is a provider of cardiovascular health care and treatments in multiple locations throughout central Illinois. Our organization provides the best cardiologists in the state, with renowned surgical precision and professional advice on heart-related concerns. We test and medically treat for all common heart symptoms such as chest pains, hypertension, high blood pressure, murmurs, palpitations, high cholesterol, and disease. We have several locations including major cities such as Decatur, Carbondale, O'Fallon, and Springfield.