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Reducing your risk of stroke and heart attack

Probably the most ideal approache to secure yourself against a stroke or heart attack is by not smoking. Here are different ways:

Maintain a healthy weight

Being overweight builds your danger of hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease and diabetes — risk factors for a stroke and heart attack. The cause of being overweight is lack of exercise, too much eating, and people that surround you. So eat a nutritious diet and go for 30 to an hour of physical activity daily.

Limit fats and cholesterol

Too much meat can increase our cholesterol levels, so limit the consumption of meat, especially red meats. Also, avoid too much cream, cheese, butter, and other whole dairy products because it can also trigger your cholesterol to increase. Use monounsaturated oils such as canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil. In this way, you can get rid of high cholesterol.

Eat fish that have omega-3s

Omega-3 plays an important role in our body. It is related to a fatty acid that our body needs and this provides some health benefits. Fish are one of the foods that contain a lot of omega-3 unsaturated fats.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

Potassium, folate, and antioxidants can help you prevent stroke and heart attack. These nutrients can be found in vegetables and fruits. Make sure that your meals contain this every day, for a healthier and active life.

Use alcohol moderately, if at all

Too much consumption of alcohol can also put your life in danger. This may cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and can cause malfunctioning of your organs such as liver and kidney. For women ages 65 and up, one bottle of alcohol is enough and for men two bottles are good. Drink moderately for your life’s safety.

Reduce sodium (salt)

Limit your sodium consumption for your lifestyle and health. Too much sodium can cause hypertension. If you already have high blood pressure, lessen sodium intake to prevent high blood pressure.