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Healthy heart: Rujuta Diwekar lists 5 simple dos and don'ts that can be followed by all

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New Delhi: The increasing incidence of heart disease is good enough to raise an alarm on why one needs to dedicate a few efforts towards keeping it healthy. From keeping an eye on cholesterol levels to being mindful of blood pressure and even a family history of heart disease – there is a lot to do when it comes to keeping the heart healthy and these can be achieved by simply changing a few habits and being mindful about lifestyle choices. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, in a recent, Instagram post, shared 5 simple dos and don’ts that could help one dodge heart diseases in the long run.

Read on to know what the holistic healthcare expert has to say about heart health.

  1. Get good fats from home-cooked food: Home-cooked food, in any case, is way healthier than outside food due to the use of clean vegetables, meat, or ingredients along with whole grains like whole-wheat or millet flour. One must try to get healthy fats from home-cooked food by either using desi ghee for cooking or mustard oil or olive oil. Nuts and seeds can be the choice of mid-meal snacks.
  2. Never miss workouts: According to Diwekar, who is a nutritionist for actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, exercise is the best drug to dodge heart attacks and other diseases. 150 minutes of moderate to high-intensity workout is recommended on a daily basis for all and this may include stretching, walking, yoga, strength training, or circuit training. Workouts can help maintain body weight, fat, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels to dodge disease risk.
  3. Abstain from alcohol and smoking: Alcohol in excess can raise blood pressure and body weight – smoking, on the other hand, can cause the narrowing of arteries to trigger hypertension. Therefore, it is advised to abstain from both.
  4. Avoid air fryers: Many believe that the air frying technique helps reduce fat intake in food – however, air frying in no way is a healthier way of cooking anything. Alternatively, try cooking in ghee or regional cold pressed oil – this will help get include healthy fats in the diet.
  5. Say no to packaged food and pollution: Packaged foods are another crisis for health as they are loaded with hidden sugars in the form of artificial flavours and preservatives that could take a toll on the heart. This, along with pollution, can aggravate the condition to trigger heart diseases. Try to switch to home-cooked food and wear N-95 masks to avoid exposure to pollution.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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