Let’s talk heart to heart.
The reality is that you in your lifetime, you will have relatives that will die because of a heart ailment. According to WHO (2015) – the leading cause of death globally is coronary heart disease. It is a condition where the supply of blood to the heart is narrowed or blocked due to cholesterol. It affects everyone, regardless of income status, geographical location, and age.
One factor that contributed to this epidemic is how we live our lives. Due to our lifestyle choices, many of us fall into this heart trap, slowly putting ourselves into a position where our hearts are out of order and not only us, but the ones closest to us suffers.
But the good news is that this sad ending is preventable. Heart diseases, while deadly is preventable. And what’s better is that the ways to make our hearts healthier are not rigorous, expensive or even life draining. It is in fact the opposite! Let’s look at the 5 proven ways to keep your heart healthy:
Watch your diet
While that may sound like a kill joy, many of the food we eat aren’t really tasty, or even healthy. We choose to eat them because it’s convenient. However, watching your diet will help a lot in order for your heart to stay strong and healthy. Here are some of the foods you can enjoy that your heart will love:
- Tea – There is no downside to tea. Tea contains catechins which helps to build antioxidants in the body that lowers cholesterol. Fun Fact – it also reduces the risk of cancer. Two birds in one stone.
- Fiber rich foods – vegetables and whole grain are fiber rich foods, they are healthy and they minimize the risk of getting any bad cholesterol to your heart.
- Feast on Fish – Fish contains omega 3 fatty acids. This helps your heart by reducing triglycerides in the body and it also helps your heart not skip a beat!
Maintain an Active Lifestyle
The heart of the matter
You are in control of how healthy your heart can be. Your heart is the centerpiece of your body – keep it healthy and you will surely be able to make moments last forever.
About The Author
To Kris, life is an awfully big adventure so she lives it day by day. For her, we must learn from the past, live with the present and aim for a great future. She is an Oleia user.