Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women
worldwide—and claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined? Why?
A possible explanation could be that we are less aware of the severity of heart problems and often ignore the impact that bad eating choices and sedentary lifestyle have on the heart. Besides, being diagnosed with heart problems can pay an emotional toll as well, with your mood, outlook, and quality of life being affected.
But this does not mean that you can't protect yourself. Additionally, being mindful of what you eat can help you lower your cholesterol, control blood pressure, and help you to maintain a healthy weight, and improve your mood. If you're already having trouble with elevated cholesterol levels and blood pressure or have been diagnosed with heart disease, a heart-healthy diet can help you manage these conditions and lower your risk of heart attacks.
Get to know your heart and understand the factors that lead to heart disease. Here's an infographic that will help you understand your heart better.