Remember that the choices you make in your everyday life have direct ramifications on your health, especially your heart. Yes, that’s true, Healthy habits make a healthier you.
Tips to help you look after your heart:
- Maintain your healthy/ideal weight. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems.
- Eat small frequent meals. And don’t skip any meal in a day. It will help you to control blood sugars and regulate metabolism.
- Include more vegetables and fruits in your diet. Vegetables and fruits are also low in calories, a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and rich in dietary fiber.
- Keep healthy eating habits. Choose complex carbs like whole grains, oats, brown rice, etc.
- For protein eat lean protein like lean chicken, nuts, sprouts, skimmed milk, low-fat yogurt, and low dairy products.
- Enjoy healthy fats, avoid unhealthy ones. Healthy fats like omega-3 fats can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, sources – walnuts, olive oil, fish, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc.
- Add berries like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. in your diet, it has a good amount of antioxidants. Berries can be a satisfying snack or delicious low-calorie dessert.
- Laugh out loud in your daily life. Whether you like watching funny movies or cracking jokes with your friends, laughter will be good for your heart.
- Sleep well.
- Practice good dental hygiene, especially flossing your teeth daily. Dental health is a good indication of overall health, including your heart.
- Choose to grill, lightly stir-fry, baking, steaming, boiling method for cooking. Instead of frying.
- Keep your blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol under control.
- Do not stress. Stay happy and positive. Try yoga.
- Exercise daily. Regular, moderate activity is great four hearts. To keep it simple, you can aim for 30 minutes a day.
- Avoid saturated fat and trans-fat like red meat, butter, cream, margarine, etc.
- Limit salt intake. Use spices, herbs, salt-free seasoning blends, etc.
- Avoid aerated drinks, refined food, processed food, sugary, fried and junk food.
- Quit smoking.
- Avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
Remember, you hold the power to maintain your health and take care of your body. Make healthy choices and live a lifestyle that helps your heart stay at its best.
Author: Dr. Prabha Acharya, Co-founder Of Global Homeopathy