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Heart health: Regular physical activity is important to maintain your heart health

Diet plays an important role in terms of determining your heart health and risk of heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It is no rocket science. You just have to start making healthier food choices and give up sedentary lifestyle habits like regular drinking or binge drinking, smoking, sitting more and moving less, not exercising and regularly eating deep fried and junk food. In this article, we are going to talk about diet and lifestyle recommendations that can help prevent heart disease and heart attack.

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Eating the right kind of nutritious food is required to keep your heart healthy. Your daily diet should include carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre to provide you with complete nutrition. If you want to lose weight, you try intermittent fasting and portion control.

Apart from including these foods in your diet, you need to cut down on saturated fats - which is in abundance in deep fried foods, packaged foods, red meat, diet soda and sugar-sweetened beverages - to reduce risk of heart disease. For keeping your blood pressure under control, you need to also cut down on sodium intake. Reducing intake of salty foods is important to reduce risk of heart attack.

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1. Make sure that majority of your diet includes home-cooked, naturally available food. Rujuta believes that anything that comes in a packet is not healthy for you.

2. Fibre-rich whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat, graham flour, whole oats, whole grain barley and oats, should be a part of your diet.

3. Include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet for heart health. These include fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines. Walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, kidney beans and soya bean oil are also rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.

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4. Avoid foods that give you trans fats and saturated fat.

5. Practice moderation when drinking alcohol, preferably quit it. The sooner you quit, the better it is for your heart health.

6. Quit smoking. It can increase risk of cancer and also elevate blood pressure - which directly impacts blood pressure.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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