6 TIPS TO EAT FOR A HEALTHY HEART

To help prevent heart disease and improve your health, put the tips below to good use.

1. Eat plenty of fish: Herring, sardines, and salmon are all excellent sources of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Other fish are great too, although Omega 3 may help to get your cholesterol down to a healthier level.

2. Choosing healthy fats and oils: Saturated fat will increase the risk of heart disease. It’s found in meat, butter, and even coconut oil. You should avoid them until your cholesterol levels are down and you are at a healthy weight. Even those that love red meats can enjoy seafood and nuts for their main sources of protein.

3. Monounsaturated fats such as olive oils will help you to protect your heart. Olive oil is an ideal choice for cooking, dressing, or even as a dipping sauce.

4. Plenty of fiber: Fiber can help you control your cholesterol. You can find fiber in whole grain products to help control sugar absorption as well, which will help you keep your digestive system healthy.

5. Choosing carbohydrates: Eating for your heart involves staying away from sugary foods such as candy, cookies, cakes, and pastries. Eating a lot of sugar isn’t good for your heart disease at all. Healthy carbohydrates involve whole grain breads, whole grain pasta, brown rice, and a lot of vegetables. You should make fruits and vegetables the main aspect of your diet.

6. Healthy cooking methods: Stir frying and sauteing with olive oil or canola oil are both great methods, as you shouldn’t dip your food in batter and fry it anymore. If you cook chicken, remove the skin and bake it in the oven in foil.

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