research shows consuming food high in sugar, salt and
saturated fat can increase the risk for heart disease, it’s
often difficult to change your eating habits. Dr. Amy Pollak,
a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, encourages
embracing a Mediterranean diet, which offers many
top three heart-healthy tips are as follows:
at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. Besides being
low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, fruits and
vegetables are full of important vitamins and minerals.
olive oil in cooking or salads instead of mayonnaise or other
at least one serving of fish per week. There are many recipes
on Mayo Clinic’s website and the American Heart Association’s
also recommends reducing sodium intake, which can be a leading
cause in high blood pressure, which can significantly impact
risk for a heart attack or stroke.