How does diet and exercise affect your heart health?
Consultant cardiologist Dr. Navtej S Chahal explains how diet and exercise affect your heart health.
Diet and exercise both strongly affect your heart health.
In terms of diet, there is a strong association between having a poor diet and having increased risk of heart disease or stroke. In particular, the foods to avoid are ones that have a high saturated fat content, which usually means that they have a high cholesterol content. For example, foods such as red meat are very high in both saturated fat and cholesterol. Other foods to avoid are those high in unrefined sugar content such as fizzy drinks or even fruit juices.