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Tips For Reducing Your Risk

Most Australians don’t know that taking precautions like eating well, dealing with stress, and getting enough exercise can go a long way toward lowering the risk of heart-related diseases.

Here are five easy things you can do to keep your heart healthy:

Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. The Dietary Guidelines say that adults should eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day to lower their risk of heart disease.

Exercise helps the heart work better, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and gives you more energy. Most days of the week, adults should be active for at least 30 to 60 minutes at a moderate level.

Fiber is good for your heart in many ways, like lowering the risk of coronary heart disease and blood cholesterol. Try to get the recommended 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day.

Eat omega-3s. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA and DHA) help keep the body’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels stable for a healthy cardiovascular system. Seafood like salmon, tuna, crab, and shrimp are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Add Supplements to Your Diet:
A good supplement can act as your nutritional seat belt. Doctors, nutritionists, and even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all agree that many Australian diets don’t have enough antioxidants, omega-3s, and plant sterols, which are important for a healthy heart. Adding a daily multivitamin or dietary supplement can help fill in the nutritional gaps.