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Eating to keep your heart healthy

Tc Talk 8: Eating to keep your heart healthy

Mireia Cervera 19 October 2017

On October 18, our Teresa Carles Lleida restaurant opened its doors to celebrate Teresa Carles Talk 8: Eating to keep your heart healthy. from the hand of the Dietitian-Nutritionist Gemma Esteva specialized in the treatmentto overweight and obesity.

Small changes in our lives, such as eating and drinking in a healthy and balanced way, exercising and quitting tobacco, would reduce the 17.7 million premature deaths annually from heart disease.iovascular, 31% of global deaths. Food and our lifestyle play a decisive role.

The Dietitian-Nutritionist Gemma Esteva, in a clear, understanding and rigorous way, in this Talk, gave us the guidelines and advice thatWe must continue to keep our hearts healthy.

It is clear that genetics and age cannot be modified, but there are many factors that we can control and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Actions such as not smoking, reducing salt intake, increasing fruit and vegetable intake, exercising regularly, not consuming alcohol, taking medication -good control of other pathologies such as high blood pressure and diabetes- and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to keep our cardiovascular health in check.

According to the speaker, we must increase the consumption of fresh and seasonal fruit, at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, which do not faEat whole grains, legumes and nuts daily, with the consumption of olive oil.

Abusing salt is also not good for the heart. We should avoid foods rich in salt, such as sausages, cold cuts,processed foods and food additives such as monosodium glutamate flavor enhancer (E-621).

Gemma Estava, to end the Talk, proposed to follow theplate / translations / spanish / "> Healthy Plate, created by expert nutritionists to teach how to eat a healthy and balanced diet. And he stressed that physical activity is the other half of the secret to being healthy.

If you could not attend the event or you simply want to see the Talk again, do not miss our YouTube channel, where we are publishing all the talks.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale