Preventing Heart Disease: 5 Tips to keep your heart healthy!
Finally some good news! The majority of heart disease is preventable. Although there are risk factors that we cannot control like our family history, our age and gender, there are many factors that we can control to decrease our risk of stroke and heart attack.
So, what can we control? Our lifestyle choices!
We can choose:
- to quit smoking
- increase our activity level
- maintain a desirable body weight
- pay more attention to what we’re eating
Heart-healthy eating is more attainable than you might think and here are 5 simple tips
Tip #2: Weigh in once a week.
Keeping your weight in check is a cornerstone to maintaining a healthy heart. Portion control and moderation are always key. Try not to deprive yourself in your diet but find healthier alternatives. Rather than potato chips and onion dip, choose carrots and celery sticks with a savory hummus. See the delicious recipe that I added at end of this blog.
Tip #5: Choose healthy cooking methods.
Skip the added fat called for in packaged rice and pasta mixes and season with fresh herbs and spices instead of oil and salt. Marinating in citrus juices will reduce using high fat sauces. Grilling and broiling will reduce the fat without sacrificing taste and texture.
Here is a link below to make the best hummus ever. I’ve made it myself and I must say it’s even better than store bought! It’s simply delicious!
In Health & Wellness,