A heart healthy diet is one that maintains balance. Eating too much saturated fat is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A diet high in saturated fat causes a soft, waxy substance called cholesterol to build up in the arteries. Too much fat also increases the risk of heart disease because of its high calorie content, which increases the chance of becoming obese (another risk factor for heart disease).
It seems supermarket shelves are brimming over with a plethora of different beverages, and as a result making a heart-healthy choice can be particularly challenging! So, what really makes for the perfect healthy drink? #1 Water Water is the ideal beverage, with zero calories, and 100% hydration! Aim to have 6-8 cups each day. If plain water…