Did you know that up to 70% of heart disease cases can be prevented with the right nutrition?
So what is the ‘right’ nutrition?
According to Nutrition Australia and The Heart Foundation, a heart healthy diet consists of:
- Basing your meal around legumes, fruit, vegetables and whole grains
- Increase your fish intake
- Enjoy healthy snacks such as seeds and nuts- food with all the good fats
- Limit junk foods- takeaway foods, foods high in saturated fats and sugars
- Avoid processed sugar (IE: soft drinks and fruit juices)
- Limit salt intake
- Drink plenty of water- 1-2 litres per day
A heart healthy diet can decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 80 percent. A nutritious diet alongside regular exercise can help you with weight loss, reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea and heart disease. It can also decrease your blood pressure, reducing your risk of hypertension and preventing your heart from working much harder than it needs to be.
If your organisation has a NSW presence, you may be eligible for free health checks with our Get Healthy at Work program!
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