Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease
The Nutrition Action Healthletter suggests the following steps to help you lower your risk of heart disease.
- Stop smoking. Quitting today can cut your risk of heart disease within a year, even if you gain weight.
- Lose weight. If you are overweight, losing as few as five to ten pounds can make a difference.
- Exercise. Regular exercise (at least three times a week) helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL), keep blood pressure from rising, and keep off excess weight.
- Eat less saturated fat. Eat leaner meats, like veal, lamb and chicken, preferably raised without hormones or antibiotics and donít cook with butter, rather try coconut oil.
- Limit alcohol consumption. There are indications that those who drink red wine in moderation may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Eat more raw fruits, raw vegetables,†and other foods rich in soluble fiber.
*Ask theHealthFoodGuru what food may help lower your risk of Heart Disease for your family.