Heart disease is one of the leading killers for Canadians. Rather than dealing with the issues when they arise, implement a heart healthy lifestyle in order to prevent high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol.

  1. Choose fish over red meat
    Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent heart disease. Best choices include U.S.-caught tilapia, herring, rainbow trout and pacific wild salmon.
  2. Lots of colours
    Vegetables with colour contain the most antioxidants, which help protect cells and prevent damage to blood vessel walls.
  3. You can have your chocolate
    Pure dark chocolate contains catechins, which also function as an antioxidant within the body.
  4. Skip the salt
    Processed food rich in salt (sodium) can cause you to retain water and your blood pressure to rise.
  5. Walk, walk, walk
    Like any other muscle in the body, the heart is a muscle that needs to be trained. Walking is a gentle, sustainable form of cardiovascular exercise.
  6. Slow and steady wins the race
    Implement life long changes rather than starting a fad diet. Years of healthy eating and exercise will do far more good than a few weeks on a fad diet.

Need help keeping your heart in check? Our naturopaths can help! Please contact our Oakville clinic to book an appointment today.