Eat Right

High cholesterol and high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease. Eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol, and limiting sodium in your diet can lower your blood pressure. Eating more fruits and vegetables; choosing low-fat proteins like eggs, poultry and fish; substituting whole grains like brown rice and buckwheat for white rice and refined flour products; and replacing salt in foods with herbs and spices are all excellent ways to get your next meal started right!