8 Ways to Lower Your Heart Disease Risk
You can do a lot to lower your odds of getting heart disease. Taking action will improve your health — and, possibly, save your life. Get going on these 8 ways to get on track.
Cholesterol isn’t the only thing that matters. Your doctor will consider the big picture, including all your potential risks. To help lower cholesterol levels, eat a diet low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and refined sugars and high in fiber.
You can still eat fish (especially salmon or tuna, which are high in good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids), poultry, and meat, but make it lean and keep the portions modest. Also limit salt and sugar. Most people get too much of both.