Knowing where to start when choosing your food is so important. The choice is vast but there are specific foods for a healthy heart and enjoying those can have many health benefits.
How to Choose Foods for a Healthy Heart
According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease. It can also stop you from gaining weight which in turn can reduce your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.
The best way to consider any type of healthy eating is with a balanced approach. A balanced diet offers all the nutrients you need as well as maintaining your health. In addition, you will feel and even look better!
Foods for a healthy heart are readily available so when you next go shopping, think of purchasing something from each of the food groups below.
- Fruit and vegetables. The recommended amount is 5 portions per day.
- Starchy foods, especially wholegrain versions of bread, rice, potatoes and pasta.
- Low-fat milk and dairy products.
- Protein products such as meat, fish, eggs or beans.
Ensuring the choices are lower in fat, salt and sugar can also help maintain a healthy heart.
If you would like to know more about how to lead a healthy lifestyle, maybe make sure your exercise and diet are in line with professional guidance or discuss family history, Dr Karikalan Kandasamy welcomes you to his clinic.
About Cornwall Cardiologist
Dr Karikalan Kandasamy has served as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (RCH) for over 15 years. He is now the Clinical Governance Lead for Cardiology at RCH.
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