As we know, diet is essential to our well-being and health. A diet that promotes heart health reduces the risk of developing arterial disease, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cerebrovascular disease. A healthy diet also lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol and, best of all, supports weight management. A healthy diet also helps the rehabilitation of an already ill person.

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What kind of diet promotes heart well-being?

Above all, a heart-friendly diet is varied and rich in nutrients. A fully healthy diet is high in fiber and contains the right proportions of fruits and vegetables and enough complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. The amount of salt and sugar should be kept moderate.

A heart-friendly diet has overall positive effects - when the body receives the right amount of energy, protective nutrients, and the proper consumption and intake of energy, weight management is also easy. A healthy diet also affects cholesterol and blood pressure and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Holistic change

We should not forget to exercise to increase our overall well-being. It's never too late to start an active lifestyle. Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day has a positive effect on our health. Heart-friendly exercise is an endurance exercise that burdens large muscle groups. In addition, it is essential to exercise your muscle strength.

If changing your diet feels difficult at first, try meal planning or nutrition coaching at the beginning. Don't struggle alone!

Optimizing your diet and increasing your activity promotes your heart health and ensures that lifestyle change becomes lasting!

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