Are you looking out for your heart health this summer? Intense heat can actually be a risk factor for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events; it causes a deadly combination of dehydration and inflammation that can clog arteries and block circulation to vital organs, including your heart. Staying well-hydrated and taking natural anti-inflammatory supplements can reduce your risks. So can following a heart-healthy diet of whole, unprocessed foods and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s also important to support heart health with the right kinds of fats, advice that many people may ignore in favor of a low-fat diet.