Unformatted text preview: keep track of blood pressure, cholesterol levels and make sure you are not at risk for diabetes. Another good idea is to stay away from tobacco, the chemicals and tar inside cigarettes damages one’s heart, blood vessels and narrows arteries, which can lead to a heart attack. I think that everyone knows how to maintain a healthy heart, but many people fall into a slump of eating fried food or food that is processed and contains a lot of sodium. This puts people in a lazy mood because their body doesn’t get enough nutrients so it causes a bad cycle where people resort to eating unhealthy foods. The recommended amount of lipids per day is 2 tablespoons but as Americans we usually get around 8. This makes me question my food decisions and what is healthy....
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- Spring '08
- Nutrition, heart disease prevention