Fish For A Healthy Heart

Fish for a healthy heart

There’s good news when it comes to our heart health. Official figures show that deaths from heart and circulatory diseases are starting to fall in the UK. But there’s still plenty of room for improvement

Get – and stay – in shape

Almost two thirds of people in the UK are overweight or obese, conditions that increase the risk of heart disease*. Health experts agree it’s best to lose weight slowly and...

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Assault on salt

Another thing we can do to help maintain a healthy blood pressure is to cut down on the amount of salt in our diet – health experts recommend we have...

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Take the pressure down

Around one in three adults have high blood pressure and this is one of the main risk factors for stroke, which accounts for 28 percent of all deaths from cardiovascular disease*.

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3’s not a crowd

Oily fish such as sardines, mackerel, fresh tuna, salmon and trout are rich in particular types of long-chain polyunsaturated fats called omega-3 fats, which play a role in helping the...

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Eat more unsaturated fats instead

Experts agree that replacing some of the saturated fat in our diet with unsaturated fats such as polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats can help to maintain normal cholesterol levels*.

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Cut out saturated fat

High intakes of saturated fat are linked to high blood cholesterol*, a condition that affects around six in 10 of us and increases the risk of heart disease**.

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Cast out the fat

Eating less fat overall is important for keeping our heart healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. As a rule, it’s best to have no more than 70g fat a day*...

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