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    Hodgepodge – Heart Walk and Fruits

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | August 20th, 2023

    Hodgepodge – Heart Walk and Fruits
    1. The 2023 Central Ohio Heart Walk was this past weekend. It was a reminder that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but we can do so much to intervene. One thing we can do is know the signs and symptoms of heart problems. One of the cards I picked up was titled “Take on Health Attack” – Call 9-1-1- immediately if you have any of these Heart Attack Symptoms:
      1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of your chest. It may last more than a few minutes or goes away and come back.
      2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
      3. Shortness of breast with or without chest discomfort.
      4. Other signs include breaking out, a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.
    1. When I read that only 12 percent of the population is eating their recommended amount of fruits, I decided to challenge myself. There are over 2000 fruits in the world. I plan to eat 365 of these fruits. I have been posting daily on Instagram since August 16th – Peaches-Cucumbers-Mangos-Blackberries. It has been fun learning about the different types of fruits. I did not know that Cucumbers were fruits. I was unaware that eating Mangoes at night was best since its contents could make you sleepy. So far, all the fruits are great for the heart. If you want to learn more about fruits, you can follow me on Instagram @ ngozi.osuagwu.
    1. My goal in writing each week is to inform so that we can all be educated and empowered. If there are any topics you want to be addressed, please email me at I want to make sure all, especially those new to reading my blog, know you can suggest blog topics. Remember, if you have questions, other people have questions.

    4 Responses to “Hodgepodge – Heart Walk and Fruits”

    1. Wow-love the challenge-will have to stretch myself to try new fruit:-)

    2. Barbra L Wright says:

      Thank you for this information. I Will have to go to your Instagram page to read more about the different fruits.

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