Dr. Oz’s Lucky Numbers, Part 1

On a recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz gave several important tips for preventing heart disease and improving your overall level of health and wellness. Known as his 7 Lucky Numbers for Your Heart, Dr. Oz’s tips involve several key numbers that can be important indicators or wellness-boosters. Ready to start counting toward a better heart? Here are Dr. Oz’s lucky numbers:

90: The number 90 is very important to your heart. In fact, your resting heart rate should never be above 90. If it is, your risk of dying or suffering from a heart-related health issue is 3 times higher! A resting heart rate of more than 90 can indicate a lot of things. For one, it can signify inflammation or inefficient pumping. However, it can also indicate that you’re stressed or need to exercise your heart more.

1.5: This number is the daily allowance of salt that you should have: 1.5 grams. Equated to 1500 milligrams, this amount should be no more than a teaspoon of salt that you would get from a salt shaker. Make sure that your limiting your intake as high sodium diets can pose risks for heart health as well as other conditions. Remember – this number factors in ALL of the salt that’s in your diet – not just the salt you add to your food as seasoning. Check the labels and keep your salt to a minimum.

100: This is the maximum number of calories in added sugar that you’re allowed to have in a day. High sugar means increased heart stress, higher cholesterol, and a higher risk of obesity and obesity related health risks. Try to keep your grams of sugar low, but remember that some sugar can be very good for you. Lactose, found in dairy products, and natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables aren’t as bad as other sugary ingredients like high fructose corn syrup or actual sugar.

These are just the first three in Dr. Oz’s 7 lucky numbers for heart health. Stay tuned for part 2 of this post and the remaining numbers and heart-healthy tips!

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