How can diet affect your health?
The foods you eat have a huge impact on your health. When you improve your eating habits, you improve your overall health. Consider these examples:
What can you do?
The following are typical guidelines for a heart-healthy diet:
Find out from your doctor or nurse if you should follow any special food guidelines.
Don't discount the impact that lifestyle changes can have on your health. According to the National Institutes of Health, a healthy lifestyle can help lower heart disease risk by 82%. In most cases, this means you should follow a heart-healthy eating plan, get regular physical activity, maintain a healthy weight, and quit smoking.
Please check with your doctor or nurse before starting a diet or exercise program.