The best way look after your heart is to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

The steps to doing this are to stop smoking, look after your cholesterol and blood pressure, exercise regularly and eat healthily.

What are the components of a healthy diet?

Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol according to the Australian Heart Foundation.

There are also specific changes you can make to your diet to help prevent heart disease as detailed in the bullets below:

  • Eat less salt: Reducing your salt intake is good for your blood pressure.
  • Replace unhealthy fats with healthy fats: Replacing saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats can reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Limit alcohol

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