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- Controlling Portion Size: The amount you eat is just as important as what you eat. In order to control portion size:
- You can use a small plate or bowl to help control your portions.
- Eat more low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
- Eat smaller amounts of high-calorie, high-sodium foods, such as refined, processed, or fast foods.
2. Eat more Vegetables & Fruits: Vegetables and fruits, like other plants or plant-based foods, contain substances that may help prevent cardiovascular disease. Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you cut back on higher-calorie foods, such as meat, cheese, and snack foods.
3. Reduce your Intake of Unhealthy Fats: According to Mayo Clinic, limiting how much saturated and trans fats you eat is an important step to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. A high blood cholesterol level can lead to a buildup of plaques in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.