Did You Know?
February is heart health month. ❤️
Foods that your heart will love & keep you on beat!
1️⃣ Fruits & Vegetables. To help with inflammation, body function and weight management. Add more fruits and vegetables to your meals as they provide antioxidants, vitamins & minerals and fibre to help keep you feeling full.
2️⃣ Whole Grains. Choose whole grains more often as they provide fibre and help reduce cholesterol.
3️⃣ Choose lean cuts of meat (chicken, pork & beef). Look for “loin” or “round” which our leaner meats, poultry without skin & fish. Try alternatives like beans and lentils, to incorporate plant based protein into your meals. Variety is key, so next time try a vegetarian lasagna.
4️⃣ Include dairy products and alternatives too! Choose unflavoured or plain yogurts. But if you need to add a sweet taste, add dried fruit & nuts to make it interesting. With the key nutrients that cheese, other milk products & alternatives have (vitamin D, calcium, & magnesium, just to name a few) these may help reduce cardiovascular risk.
5️⃣ Reduce your sodium intake. Consuming too much sodium from processed foods or adding salt to your meals can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Try to add flavour by exploring with fresh & dried herbs or using low/no sodium seasonings, such as Mrs. Dash.
6️⃣ Move! Get up & go for a walk, play a sport, have fun at the playground with your kids. Keep active & have fun!
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