In honor of Heart Month, our in-home care providers at Qualicare – Vaughan wants to help you adopt better eating habits to help improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Eat Your Heart Out!
To date, heart disease is the leading cause of death among Canadians. As a result, it’s important to make smarter choices in both you and your loved one’s diet to try and keep your hearts healthy for as long as possible! Let’s take a look at how you can start improving your heart health today.
First, you might want to reconsider purchasing fatty meats. Instead, veer toward lean meat. If possible, try to incorporate fish into your diet at least twice a week, especially since fatty fish like salmon can help to increase your Omega-3 fatty acids and lower your risk of heart disease.
Second, make your plate an interesting sight for the eyes! Does the food on your plate make it look bland or colorful? Fruits and vegetables can really help to bring color to your dinner plate, as well as provide you with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If possible, try buying frozen over canned, especially since canned fruits and vegetables can contain higher sodium levels. Especially if your loved one has already suffered from poor heart health, a low sodium diet is necessary in improving his or her health.
Finally, ensure the food you eat throughout your day is full of fiber! Fiber helps to not only keep you full, but also lower your lower blood cholesterol levels. When looking for foods that contain fiber, look to:
- Whole-grain breads
Are you looking for ways to help improve the quality of care your loved one receives? Visit the Qualicare – Vaughan website today to learn how our home-care services can help your family improve your loved one’s health and quality of life.