You’ve chosen a healthier lifestyle and are now working on the diet.  Do you really know the benefits of vegetables that can help your heart?

A combination of fruit and vegetables is a must for any healthy diet.  This also needs to be balanced with other low-fat and sugar foods.  This approach to healthy eating will provide you with all the nutrients you need as well as maintaining your health.

Choosing Vegetables That Can Help Your Heart

There are lots of ways to get the recommended 5 a day portions into your diet.  This could be adding vegetables to a meal, chopping them into a crunchy salad or enjoying them as a snack on the go.

The NHS has some great tips for getting vegetables that can help your heart into your diet.

Your new start to the day could include adding grilled mushrooms or tomatoes to scrambled eggs.  For lunch, you could enjoy sticks of cucumber, peppers or carrot with a low-fat dip.  A quick and easy end to the day is to add a side of peas, mixed vegetables or corn on the cob to your meal.

All of these choices are healthy, nutritious and help maintain a healthy weight which in turn reduces the risk of heart conditions.

Get Started with a Healthier Lifestyle

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.

With a personal interest in health and wellbeing, he is keen to share useful information in a helpful manner.  He wants to share valuable tips on how to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a healthy lifestyle in mind and body.  He is friendly, approachable and takes a patient-centric approach to all his work.

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