The leading cause of premature death in humans is still heart disease, and the more carefully we choose our diet, the healthier the heart, writes MedicForum.
The portal named four basic rules for heart health.
Vegetables and fruits
It is recommended to reduce consumption of high-calorie dishes, such as meat, cheese, and snacks, increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in the diet.
Fiber helps control blood pressure and keep your heart healthy. Using refined grain substitutes can increase the proportion of whole grains in a heart-healthy diet.
Fewer bad fats
To reduce blood cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, you should limit your intake of saturated and trans fats. High blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by causing atherosclerosis and plaque formation.
It's not just the junk food, but the amount of food is crucial. If you've filled your plate, stop for a few seconds and keep eating until you're full. To help you manage your portions, use a small plate or dish.