A healthy heart is a happy heart! February is all about heart health & by taking care of your heart you can reduce high blood pressure, decrease the risk of a stroke or other harmful health problems. There are so many ways to taking care of your heart. We know that decreasing stress, exercising regularly & good nutrition all contribute to a healthy heart.
Here are some nutrition tips for a healthy heart:
1. Fibre- A good healthy diet will consist of 25 to 38 grams of fibre daily. Increasing your fibre will help lower cholesterol. You can get fibre from fruits, vegetables & whole grains to name a few.
2. Healthy weight-Maintaining a healthy weight by exercising regularly & eating healthy balanced meals will help shed some unwanted pounds. Learn how to portion meals from a certified nutritionist.
3.Limit High processed foods & salt- Learning to read labels can help compare & find foods that are lower in sodium. Avoid adding salt when you eat as well as cooking. To enhance flavours you can use lemons, some dried spices, or products like Mrs. Dash. Watch for highly processed foods such as cookies, muffins, wieners, chips...and the list goes on. So, choose less of these.
Be good to your heart, because a healthy heart is a happy heart!