Originally Published: February 21, 2014 6 a.m.
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women - yet it is preventable and controllable. Today's tip: According to Healthline, almonds, walnuts, pecans, and other tree nuts deliver a powerful punch for lowering your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. The American Heart Association suggests that substituting foods high in saturated fats with nuts helps reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol.