Confused about all the ways you can keep your heart healthy? We’ve got the perfect guide!

We constantly hear that it’s important to look after your heart but the advice is numerous and it can be difficult to keep track of it all. Check our handy guide for a breakdown of how you can easily maintain a healthy heart.

Weight Management

Being overweight is one of the most common causes of heart disease. If you combine exercise with a healthy, balanced diet then you’ll soon see results and maintain your weight at an acceptable level. It is also important to remember to control your portion size. There really can be too much of a good thing.

No smoking allowed!

Smoking is a leading cause of coronary heart disease, as well as negatively impacting many other parts of your health. If you’ve been smoking for a long-time then don’t worry; within a year of giving up your risk of a heart attack significantly lowers.

Fruit and veg

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; it is essential to eat your 5-a-day. This can come in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables or as part of your frozen ready meal delivery from Oakhouse Foods. You’ll get a healthy boost of vitamins and minerals, as well as enjoy the great taste and variety that they bring to your diet.

Low Salt

A high intake of salt has been directly linked to high blood pressure. Begin to lessen the amount of salt you consume cutting back on or completely cutting out on added salt when cooking. When purchasing frozen ready meals, ensure you check the food labels for the salt levels. The NHS states that a food can be considered high in salt if it has more than 1.5g salt (0.6g sodium) per 100g. If you’re looking for low salt ready meal then our range has 0.3g per 100g.

Low Saturated Fat

A diet that is high in saturated fat will increase the amount of cholesterol in your blood, which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Foods that include high levels of saturated fat include butter, full fast milk, baked goods and chocolates are a few examples. The odd treat is fine, but as a rule it is best to stick to a low-fat diet, especially when selecting your ready meals for delivery.

Stay Active

Whether you take a long walk with the dog or get in some energetic hoovering a few times a week, anything we can do to stay active is great. Not only will it help to burn fat and keep your joints, bones and muscles in better condition, exercise helps to alleviate stress. If you’re feeling worried or have a lot on your mind then go for a walk to clear your head and reduce tension.

Incorporating Oakhouse Foods’ frozen ready meals into your healthy heart plan is an easy way to help you stay in tip top condition. If you’re interested in our huge range of ready meals then get in touch and book a delivery today.