Here is an easy way to remember how to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle. Do it the 3-5-7 way!
For a diet high in fibre, freshness and plant-based protein, you should consume plenty of fruit, vegetables, soy products, beans and legumes. Besides fibre, especially soluble fibre which helps to lower cholesterol in your body, these colourful goodies also provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
You can greatly reduce the fat and cholesterol in your diet by choosing lean meat and skinless poultry cooked in healthy way (steam, poach, grill, stir fry, bake, boil, stew). Go easy on table salt, seasoning and pickles to keep your sodium intake low. If you have sweet tooth, have your sweet or sugar sparingly. Wine may be beneficial for heart health, but only do so in moderation.
Do you burp out loud after a meal? Chances are that you may have overeaten. If you think your stomach is 70% full, it is probably just right. Have small frequent meals instead of 3 big meals.