New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and make resolutions to work on what’s wrong and leave that behind.
Usually when people fail to accomplish their mission for a healthier life they don’t set achievable goals and have a lack of commitment.
Set a goal you know you can keep. If you aren’t used to eating something, try gradually adding it to your diet.
The first thing you need to do is to accept the fact that your lifestyle needs some changes.
Here are some easy heart healthy resolutions that are good for every kind of lifestyle:
1) Drink water
Drinking the right amount water is a key ingredient in staying healthy. If you’re drinking more water, you’ll have less room for sugary sodas, which is a good thing.
People often forget that the best way to hydrate is by drinking water which is cheap and readily available.
2) Cut out the processed foods
Just do it. Processed foods are full of added salt. Higher salt intake puts you at risk for high blood pressure. So take charge of the salt that goes in your diet.
3) Go green
Stock your cabinet with heart healthy fruits and vegetables. If fresh doesn’t work with your schedule or habits you can get frozen or canned. Just be sure to rinse canned fruits and vegetables as they usually contain added salts and sugars.
4) Increase your fiber intake
Fiber makes digestion easier and helps you remain fuller longer. They are crucial in maintaining heart health and can be easily added to your diet in the form of whole grains.
5) Eat according to the season
Eating seasonally means you are getting food at its peak performance and flavor level. And the best part is that it has a positive impact on your waistline as well as your pocket.