Preventing heart diseases: Healthy diet.

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Heart diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Most people know that diet plays a significant role but following a diet can be tough. In this blog post, we highlight 3 healthy diet tips to make the process easier.

  1. Eat more vegetables and fruits: Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you reduce your risk of getting heart diseases. Incorporate Fruits and vegetables as snacks throughout the day.

Fruits and vegetables to limit: coconut, vegetables with creamy sauce, fried or breaded vegetables, frozen fruit with sugar added, canned fruit packed in heavy syrup.

  1. Portion control: Overeating can lead to weight gain which can increase risk of heart diseases. Follow these tips to help you control your fod portion size:
  • Use small plates
  • Eat smaller amounts of fast food and processed foods.
  1. Reduce salt intake: Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure which can in turn cause heart diseases. Reducing the salt you use when cooking is a good step but most of your salt intake comes from canned or processed foods. Eating fresh food and making your own food can reduce your salt intake.

Remember, you can indulge in a sweet treat every now and then. Just make sure it doesn’t stop you from continuing your healthy habit. What is important is to eat healthy foods most of the time.