It’s never too early in life to think about heart health. We’ve made great strides in treating cardiovascular disease and strokes over the last sixty years, lowering the mortality rate from 35 percent down to 5 percent. While treatments have greatly improved, it’s still important to think of how heart disease and strokes can be prevented.
There are many ways to improve your cardiovascular health, such as increasing healthy habits like exercise, and cutting out unhealthy ones like smoking. Nutrition, however, is a huge part when it comes to maintaining heart health and preventing heart disease and stroke.
Here are a few nutritional measures you can take, to ensure a healthy cardiovascular system.
Get to know which foods contain potassium, and be sure to incorporate them into your meals and snacks.
You can buy Omega 3 supplements, or find them in fatty (and delicious!) fish such as salmon, mackerel, or sardines.
Lower your cholesterol by choosing foods that contain healthy fats, or soluble fibre. Here are a few simple substitutions you can make:
The list goes on and on. Overall, it’s best to be moderate when it comes to any intake of foods that are high in cholesterol.
The above tips relate not only to heart and stroke health, but to overall health in general. While deep fried foods, and other junk foods, are certainly tasty, it’s important to make healthy choices whenever possible. Start good eating habits while you’re young and in good shape, and your body will thank you for it!
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