A healthy heart makes a big difference the life a person can lead, but lifestyle decisions make a big difference in the condition of an individual’s heart. One of the biggest impacts made is based off of what we eat. While fast food and sweets are tempting, having a better understanding of what to look for when you’re buying groceries might help you stay away from those foods that can be harmful to your heart. Gulfshore Home Care has your best interest at hand, and that’s why we’ve created a list of 3 tips you should follow when grocery shopping.
Purchase colorful fruits and vegetables: greens, reds, yellows, oranges, etc. These foods are low in calories and high in vitamins, fiber and minerals. The average adult should be getting at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day providing most of the body’s daily energy.
Foods that are high in fiber such as nuts, beans, whole-grain breads, fruits and vegetables, help lower cholesterol. Foods high in fiber also keep you full for longer periods of time which allow for you to maintain a healthy weight.
No High-fat Foods
Fatty foods can clog your arteries, making it impossible for your heart to function as it’s intended to. Avoiding foods that are high in fat such as high fat dairy, meats, and butter, can make a big different in how your body works.
Take note of these few tips and you notice a difference in the quality of your life improve. By keeping your heart healthy you’ll notice a change in your ability to stay mentally and physically fit all with the help of better blood flow and a healthy heart. Contact Gulfshore Home Care with any home health care questions that you have!