This article focuses on positive changes you can make to your snacking habits to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease and associated complications.
Tips By A Certified Nutritionist On Heart Healthy Snacking
Fitness Buffhq, a Certified Nutritionist, shares his personal experience on what foods to include in your everyday diet to boost your heart health and what to choose and avoid in packaged snacks found in the grocery store.
So, today I am going to discuss one of my favorite topics – snacking and important tips you can include in your everyday life to boost your heart health.
Add more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet
Various research studies have shown time and again that a diet high in fruits and vegetables can protect us from many chronic illnesses, including heart disease. Unfortunately, however, a majority of people struggle to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Here you can read about the Effective Tricks About How To Eat More Vegetables & Fruits?
Eat a serving of nuts every day
Nuts have unsaturated (healthy) fats and other essential nutrients. So they’re an excellent snack option – easy to store, on-the-go friendly, and inexpensive too!
Research studies tell us that nuts may play a critical role in:
- Decreasing LDL – aka, the bad cholesterol
- Improve artery health
- Reducing heart-disease-related inflammation
- Lowering the risk of blood clots
Choose nuts that are raw or dry-roasted, with no or little salt. You can eat them as part of a trail mix on their own.
Look for packaged snacks that are low in sodium & sugar and high in fiber
Packaged snacks are now a fact of life. Whereas it would be great if we could make homemade versions of everything, that’s just not possible. So what heart-healthy choices exist when it comes to packaged snacks? You should choose snacks that are lower in saturated fat & sodium and higher in fiber.
About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, the USA, obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me, age is just a number!”