Any woman looking out for a heart healthy diet should eat foods that help obtain or maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and lipids (fatty molecules).
Phytochemicals are naturally-occurring substances that are synthesized in plants to protect them from the damage caused by the ultraviolet sunlight rays. Interestingly, phytochemicals have been shown to have a profound effect on human health – helping to protect against heart disease.
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Besides the information provided above, A Healthy Heart can be achieved by the following:
- Overall reduction in cholesterol levels (found in foods from animals) and low-density lipo-proteins (found in meat, diary products, oils, olives, etc.), which have been proved harmful to the heart.
- Aiming to increase the percentage of high-density lipo-proteins (HDL) (found in fish and marine animals) , which are beneficial to the heart.
- Reducing other harmful lipids (fatty molecules), such as triglycerides and lipo-protein.
Besides a heart healthy diet should promote healthy level of blood pressure and promote maintenance of weight.
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