Eating For a Healthy Heart

You Can Eat Right For A Healthy Heart


Bad cholesterol or a bad diet is something we all experience at some point. It's impossible to eat healthy our whole lives, even though we may try hard to do it. Everyone should try to  do eating healthy for their heart, especially when it comes to restoring health and reducing heart attacks.


 Your heart and food


We know these things for sure -a diet high in saturated fats willhelp raise your cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease. People that are obese are moreprone to heart disease. A diet high in sodium may elevateyour blood pressure, leading to inflammation and even heart disease.


Eat Plenty of Fish


Herring, sardines, and salmon are all excellent sources of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Other fish are plentiful, too, although Omega 3 may help getyour cholesterol down to a healthier level.


Choosing Healthy Fats and Oils


Saturated fat will increase the risk of heart disease. It is in meat, butter, and even coconut oil. It would help if you avoidedthese foods until your cholesterol levels are down and you are at a healthy weight. Even those who love red meats can enjoy seafood and nuts as their primary protein sources.


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


Plenty of fiber


Fiber can help you control your cholesterol. In addition, you can find fiber in whole grain products to help control sugar absorption, which will help you keep your digestive system healthy.


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 suitable for your heart disease at all. Healthy carbohydrates involve whole-grain bread, pasta, brown rice, and many vegetables. You should make fruits and vegetables the central aspect ofyour diet.


Use Healthy Cooking Methods


Stir-frying and sauteing with olive oil or canola oil are both great methods, as you shouldn'tdip your food in batter and fry itanymore. If you cook chicken, remove the skin and bake it in the oven in foil.


Instead of frying your fish, you should always bake it. Steaming your vegetables can help maintain the most nutrients. Of course, it would help if you used cream sauces or lots of butter anymore either. Instead, try squeezing lemon juice on them or using your favorite seasonings when you eat vegetables.


As you make the proper changes to your diet, keep in mind that it takes time to become a habit. However, eating healthy is always great for your body and your lifestyle, especially when it comes to your heart and the prevention ofheart disease.


Thank you for reading

Pat Bracy

Embracing Healthy Eating


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