February is heart health month. Having PCOS is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk and most of us know that its good to think about looking after our heart health but how can we do so? Well, here are just a few tips that may be useful for you to consider in taking care of your heart health
Reduce your salt intake
Reduce your sugar intake
Reduce saturated fat intake but get plenty of good fats from nuts, avocados & oily fish
Get plenty of fresh fruit & veg (aiming for at least 5 a day)
Include fibre in your diet to help improve cholesterol
Drink alcohol in accordance with guidelines
If you are overweight, losing 10% can help improve cholesterol, BP & risk of diabetes.
Some of these simple changes can help keep your heart healthier so why not try one or more to see if you can reap the benefits and help your heart!
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DISCLAIMER: Not medical advice. If you need medical advice please speak to your GP/Healthcare professional. PCOS Vitality does not advocate for any particular course of action. Information provided for general purposes only.