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Maintaining a healthy heart is one of the most important things that we can do for our health and overall wellbeing. As well as regular exercise, reducing stress levels, losing weight, stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol and getting regular sleep, diet is possibly plays one of the most important roles in heart health. Incorporating heart-healthy foods into your meals can help lower the risk of heart disease, in this blog post, we will be focusing on the top 5 foods for a healthy heart. 
Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines, are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and prevent blood clots. Eating fish at least twice a week can have a significant effect on heart health. 
Nuts and Seeds 
Nuts and seeds are a great snack option for maintaining a healthy heart. They’re high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels. Eating a handful of almonds, walnuts, or sunflower seeds per day can reduce the risk of heart disease. 
Leafy Greens 
Leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, and collard greens, are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can help protect the heart. These greens are low in calories and high in fibre, which can also help with weight management. Eating a salad or cooked greens every day can have a positive impact on heart health. 
Berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, are high in antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage. These fruits are also low in calories and sugar, making them a great snack option. Eating a serving of berries daily can improve heart health. 
Whole Grains 
Whole grains, such as quinoa, brown rice, and whole wheat bread, are high in fibre and rich in nutrients that can support heart health. Eating whole grains can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Aim to incorporate whole grains into your diet at least once a day. 
Incorporating these heart-healthy foods into your diet can have a significant impact on your overall heart health. Remember to balance your diet, limit processed foods and added sugars, and consult with your healthcare provider for personalized dietary recommendations. 
For more information about healthy eating and a healthy diet to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, follow this link to the British Heart Foundation. 
How can we help? 
Academy Care are a passionate domiciliary care company who support individuals, whom for reasons of ill health or disability, could benefit from long or short-term domiciliary care services in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. At Academy Care, we are committed to ensuring that all our clients receive the very best care, promoting your independence and supporting you to maximise your quality of life and wellbeing. We pledge to deliver quality, bespoke and affordable care, in a dignified, responsive and personal manner. At Academy Care, your care is our passion. 
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