Food is the basic and the most essential need of our life. And when it comes to the love for food, foodies like me are someone who are just born to eat. Love for food is something that exists in almost every person on this earth, but on the other hand love for food sometimes decreases our love towards our health and we end up compromising with our health just because we do not take care about what we are eating.
Eating affects our health in many ways, overeating sometimes invites multiple diseases and these diseases end up affecting our body organs. The important body organs such as the Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Stomach, Intestines, etc. get affected in hundreds of ways. But the fact is that our body can still function once if something goes wrong with the organs such as Kidney, Liver or the Stomach, but if something goes wrong with our heart then it becomes very difficult for us to survive. In this post I will be sharing a few points that you need to implement on your daily diet plans to keep your heart healthy.
Cut the level of sodium in your diet
Eating a lot of sodium can contribute to high blood pressure, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Reducing sodium is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Although reducing the amount of salt you add to food at the table or while cooking is a good first step, much of the salt you eat comes from canned or processed foods, such as soups and frozen dinners. Eating fresh foods and making your own soups and stews can reduce the amount of salt you eat.
Look for a High Protein Diet
Proteins are the building blocks of your body, they help you gain muscles and give a shape to your body that is muscular rather than loaded with fats. A high protein diet helps you maintain a healthy heart.
Limit unhealthy fats
Fats are necessary for a human body but also there are some fats which are not healthy for a human body, there is no way you can separate the healthy or unhealthy fats from the food you eat but you can cut down those food items from your diet which contain excessive amount of fats. Excessive fats gets deposited in the veins which leads to reducing the size of veins and hence the volume of blood that can flow through them decreases.
Eat more vegetables and fruits
Vegetables and fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Vegetables and fruits are also low in calories and rich in dietary fibre. Vegetables and fruits contain substances found in plants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease. Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you eat less high-fat foods, such as meat, cheese and snack foods.
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