Making some small changes to our life and the foods we eat can improve the health of our heart can many rewarding benefits.
The following steps are our top 10 for healthy living:
Eat more fruit, vegetables and legumes (such as kidney beans and chick peas);
Replace whole milk with a soy drink;
Consider having more plant-based meals, try including tofu in stir-fries;
Reduce your total fat intake;
If you choose to eat meat, use lean cuts and low fat cooking methods;
Exercise regularly – walking every day is a great start;
Cut down or quit smoking;
Concentrate on reducing saturated fats, found in animal products and commercial cakes and biscuits;
Cook with less fat – try using an oil spray when cooking;
Replace some red meat with fish.
This article was prepared by the nutritionists at Sanitarium Nutrition Service.