What does the heart do?

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We all have hearts. All people have them and most animals do too! It is a very important organ (a part of our bodies,) and it is in charge of pumping the blood through all of our veins and arteries. 

If we didn’t have a heart, our blood wouldn’t move. It wouldn’t pick up oxygen from our lungs, and it wouldn’t pick up nutrients from our digestive systems. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to every part of our body, so that all of our parts can grow and be healthy!

Our hearts work without us having to think about them. If we fall asleep, our hearts keep beating, and they keep our blood moving.  

We only have one heart each, so it’s important to keep them healthy. Exercise is important for heart health. Eating right is important too! Oatmeal is one food that’s very good for the heart, and it’s also a tasty breakfast! 

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