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How to maintain a healthy heart!


Posted on : 26/Sep/2020 1:32:09 PM

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September every year, to raise awareness around cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and how they can be prevented.

World Heart Day serves as a reminder for people across the world to stop and assess lifestyle choices for them and their family, while acknowledging the need to take strict steps to ensure the safety of their health against this morbid disease.

In this regard, research has suggested that due to the inherent genetic makeup Indians are more vulnerable to heart diseases.

As such, with the trend of cardiovascular diseases becoming a serious health concern amongst many Indian households, dietary and lifestyle modifications can play an important role in bringing about a change and reducing risk factors for better heart health!

Taking care of our health is more important than anything now! Even as people across the world adapt their lifestyles to accustom to this new sense of normal!

Some steps to be taken!

  • The first step in achieving a better heart health is by making heart-healthy food choices. Adding a handful of nuts to your family and your daily diet is a good starting point, as they contain a host of nutrients, make for a healthy snacking option and can also help add to your heart health.
  • Sheela Krishnaswamy, nutrition and wellness consultant, emphasised on the need to eat right. She said, Heart health should be a continued area of focus for individuals with an emphasis on making proactive, long-term lifestyle changes. To keep your heart healthy, its important to keep your weight under check, among other things. A 2015 study showed that snacking on 42 grams of almonds, on a daily basis, reduced the central adiposity (belly fat) and waist circumference that is well-established heart disease risk factors. The study also suggests that regular snacking on almonds helps in significantly lowering LDL cholesterol.