Choosing foods that look after your heart can be easier than you might think, and taste good too. Here are five simple steps to get you started.
Step 1. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
It’s always nice to be able to recommend people eat more of something, so here goes: eat more fruit and veg, in fact, eat lots. They’re full of good stuff.
Step 2. If choosing meat, make it lean; include fish as an alternative
Choosing lean meats and poultry lets you enjoy your meat but keep your heart happy too.
Step 3. Choose low-fat milk
Milk is one of our staple foods, and it can be found in most fridges around the country. Choosing lower fat milk is a great choice for your heart.
Step 4. Replace butter with margarines and healthy oils
Butter or margarine? We get asked this question all the time, and the answer is simple – margarine.
Step 5. Reduce salt; check sodium on food labels
There are so many wonderful flavours in food to be enjoyed - do we really need to use so much salt?