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 & added salt- Learning to read labels can help compare & find foods that are low in sodium. Avoid adding salt by enhancing flavours like dried spices, or products like Mrs. Dash when cooking meals. Limit your use of highly processed foods such as cookies, muffins, hot dogs, and chips in your meal plan. Be mindful and choose less of these.
Following these simple tips, can reduce high blood pressure, decrease the risk of a stroke or other harmful health issues. There are additional ways to taking care of your heart and in particular, decreasing stress, exercising regularly & good nutrition are great contributers.
Be good to your heart, because a healthy heart is a happy heart! ~JCJ OXOX