Doctors have told us to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to lower our cholesterol levels and lower our risk of developing heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.
But the NHS and other organisations have warned that it is not enough to eat these healthy foods as they could also cause you to over-eat and overeat.
The advice is not to eat too many foods that contain saturated fats and sugars, as these could cause the body to store fat, which could lead to heart disease.
Instead, it is better to focus on a diet rich in whole fruits and veggies, and moderate to high levels of salt.
Eating lots of vegetables and fruits, with a healthy amount of fruit and vegetables in the diet, is good for your heart health as well as lowering your cholesterol levels, according to Dr John Murray, chairman of the UK Department of Health.
Dr Murray, who is a member of the American College of Cardiology, added: “If you’re getting sick, you need to eat some fruits and some vegetables. “
But when you have enough fruit and vegetable, your blood sugar levels go down and you get fewer symptoms.”
Eating lots and lots of fruit or vegetables is the best way to avoid over-eating and overeating, Dr Murray said. “
It’s important to be balanced in terms of your weight, but if it’s not balanced, then it can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.”
Eating lots and lots of fruit or vegetables is the best way to avoid over-eating and overeating, Dr Murray said.
But if you do eat too much fruit or veg, you should make sure you’re not getting too much sugar or salt.
Dr John Gaughan, the president of the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘It’s all about moderation, and eating well is the key. “
And over-sugaring and oveating can lead you to developing high blood pressure and diabetes.”
Dr John Gaughan, the president of the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘It’s all about moderation, and eating well is the key.
‘We advise people to eat a variety of foods, and keep it in balance.’
‘Fruits and vegetables can make people feel full, and can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes’ Dr Gaughin added: ‘If you eat enough of them, you’ll be surprised by how much they help to reduce your risk and you can avoid some of the major causes of heart disease and other types of disease such as type 2.
‘But you should still make sure that you don’t over-exercise, as it can cause weight gain and put you at risk for heart disease.’
You can also make sure your weight is low by eating more fruit and veggies and a healthy diet, and following a healthy exercise routine.
The BHA also advises people to avoid the use of sugary drinks, processed foods, high-calorie food and sweets and drinks.
‘You can’t eat too big a slice of cake for breakfast,’ Dr Goughan said.
‘If someone’s eating a big slice of pie, they should get a second slice and they should not be eating it every day.
‘And eating more than they need, that can lead people to over consume, and overest.’
Dr Murray added: ”I do think the BHA and the American Medical Association have got a responsibility to say no to excessive consumption of sugared drinks and processed food, which can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.’
People should be able to enjoy healthy foods, they don’t need to overindulge in it and have a healthy lifestyle.’
It’s not just about a slice or two of cake or a slice and a half of pie.’
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