The rate of heart disease and stroke is through the roof. Not only are younger people suffering from serious heart problems more and more, people don't seem to link unhealthy lifestyle and dietary choices with heart disease.
It's a huge problem! But it's a problem that you can fix just by making a few changes in your life.
That's why the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa have put together these six tips so you can easily improve your overall health and especially that of your heart!
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Are you ready to kiss your heart disease GOODBYE by unlocking the SECRETS mainstream medicine doesn't want to reveal?
Today you could learn how to end your heart disease worries for good
, without being continually pumped full of side-effect laden prescription drugs - or carted off to the operating room.
This book is packed with amazing late-breaking information about heart disease that could save your life - or the life of a loved one.
Protect your health and ward off heart problems with these tips
1. Mix up your food:
Eat a variety of healthy foods comprising of lots of colours and textures. Each type of fresh fruit, vegetable, grain and protein has different nutrients and health benefits for your body.
2. Fill up on fibre:
Fibre in your diet is extremely important. Not only does it keep you full for longer, it helps protect your body against damaging cholesterol absorption.
3. Lean protein is key:
Saturated animal fat
is bad for your heart. So choose to eat lean protein like chicken and fish to benefit your heart health.
4. Dairy is a great source of calcium:
Protect your heart by keeping your blood pressure
levels in check. Calcium is essential for this.
5. Fruit and veg:
Eat at least five to nine servings of fruit and veg every day. They contain essential nutrients your body can’t produce itself.
6. Ditch the salt:
Don’t add any extra salt to your food as it’s one of the biggest culprits behind high blood pressure
. Instead, flavour your food with herbs and spices.
Preventing heart problems is all in your hands. Use these tips to change your health.
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