How to lower your risk of developing heart disease: Swap out red meat for other sources of protein, like nuts, fish and poultry.
Women can reduce their risk of developing heart disease by limiting the amount of red meat in their diet. That, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The study found that women who ate two servings of red meat per day had a 30 percent greater risk of developing coronary heart disease, compared with those who ate half a serving per day. By switching out foods like burgers, hot dogs, bologna and bacon for nuts, fish, chicken or low-fat dairy, you may be able to significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. Good choices for quick meals include turkey burgers, chicken without the skin and grilled salmon.