The ideal is to a healthy balanced diet that offers all the nutrients the body needs while being low in fat, in particular saturated fat, sugar, and salt.
By eating a balanced diet, you will not not only be looking after your heart, but also ensuring that you feel as healthy and energized as possible.
Fruits and vegetables are essential part of a healthy diet.
A portion is equivalent to about 3 oz (80g0 of a vegetable or fruit as eaten.
Vegetable portions include 2 broccoli spears,
3 heaped tablespoons of fresh sliced carrot,
8 florets of cauliflower,
3 heaped tablesppons mixed vegetables,
1/2 a large zucchini,
a handful of peas,
a handful of corn.
Examples of fruit portions:
a medium apple,
3 whole dried apricots,
1/2 an avocado,
1 medium banana,
1/2 a grapefruit,
a handful of grapes.