Eating For A Healthy Heart
Following a heart-healthy diet is one of the ways that you can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. What we eat and drink affects our blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels and fat stores in our body – all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease if not controlled. Therefore, a healthy diet is important for everyone.
Eating for a healthy heart does not have to be overly complicated and we don’t have to be perfect all the time! It’s what we eat most of the time that really counts. As a general guideline, a Mediterranean-style way of eating is known to be very heart-healthy. It can help to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels and can also be helpful for weight management. For more information on the Mediterranean diet click here. Even if you don’t follow the Mediterranean diet, there are certain tweaks that you can make to your current diet to make it more heart-healthy.