Although certain risks factors for cardiovascular diseases cannot be changed such as family history, ethnicity and age, many others may be reduced and even reversed: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, tobacco exposure, sedentary lifestyle…
Diet is one of the key factors that may have an impact on the health of your heart. Adopting a “cardiometabolic diet” rich in dietary fibre, phytonutrients and healthy fats can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce LDL cholesterol, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. The type of food, cooking methods and meal timing all contribute to reduce inflammation, and oxidation which are implicated in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
The cardiometabolic foods work in synergy to fight off atherosclerosis while providing an enjoyable and tasty diet rich in fresh and colourful vegetables, fruit, legumes, wholegrains and healthy fats found in fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds.
Whether you are interested in prevention or you already suffer from a heart condition you can start learning about therapeutic food through the Cardiometabolic diet plan.