Did you know that 19 people in Singapore die from cardiovascular diseases every day? In 2020, almost one out of three deaths was due to heart diseases and stroke, which are collectively referred to as cardiovascular diseases. And, most importantly, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore.
Looking after our heart is extremely important, no matter how old (or young) we are. And one impactful way to do so is to watch what we eat. Food has a big influence on health conditions such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure, which are risk factors for heart disease. Therefore, it’s important to pay attention to your diet, from your daily food choices to food preparation methods and portion sizes.
Here are some of the best foods for a strong and healthy heart, plus tips for consuming them every day.