To eat healthy is important due to many things, not at least our heart. To have a healthy heart all of us wish! If you belong to those who have suffered heart attacks or other heart issues you now the importance of a healthy eating. And it is possible to restore our health and reduce future heart problem by changing diet.
An easy, healthy diet for a healthy heart
Many agree on the fact that saturated fat will help you raise the cholesterol. Others think different due to statistics. And high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. Those overweight or obese are more prone to having heart problems. If your diet is high in sodium you are also exposed to the risk of elevate your blood pressure. That can be leading to inflammation and even heart disease.
There is much to say about this issue, but below you find a few short advices to an easy healthy diet that will help you on the beginner’s right track:
Healthy diet tips:
- Eat plenty of fish
Omega 3- essential fatty acids you find in that what we can call “Fat Fish”; Herring, sardines, and salmon. They are all good examples of Omega 3 sources. Omega 3 will help your cholesterol coming to a normal level.
- Choose Healthy fats and oils
Monounsaturated fats will help you protect your heart. Olive oil is the best choice. You can use olive oil for cooking, dressing, or even as a dipping sauce. Some experts warn that butter is unhealthy for your heart, while other recommends butter instead of processed oils. Find out more here.
- Fiber rich food
Fiber will of course help you digest the food, but the fiber you find in whole grain products also can help absorb sugar in your system. That makes fiber something very important when it comes to controlling you cholesterol.
- Carb issue
Well, we all know that if we want a healthy life; we need to take it easy with sugary food, such as candy, cookies, cakes, and pastries. Sugar is not good at all; nothing new about that, but still important to note.
Choose fruits when wanting something sweet and you will help your heart. There are healthy carbohydrates; you find them in whole grain breads, whole grain pasta, brown rice, and a lot of vegetables. Even though there are health experts that also tell us to avoid even those carbs.
Healthy cooking methods
Stir fry or sauté your food with olive oil that is both tasty and healthy. And why not try to bake food in foil – no fat is necessary and it tastes great! It is good for fish, chickens, and even meat! For me, cooking in oil has helped me maintain and easy healthy diet. Steaming your vegetables can help maintain the most nutrients, even better is to go raw with the vegetables. Try to squeeze lemon juice on the vegetables instead of using cream sauces etc. Why not use your favorite seasonings.
Changing habits is not the easiest thing to do. But we need to start somewhere and find our own natural way of living. It is important for our body as a whole, but not at least the heart that we improve our living with better food choices.