Eating healthily: Preventing heart disease with a balanced diet – you can do it with the plate model

Whether our heart is well or not is largely in our own hands.

Eating healthily: Preventing heart disease with a balanced diet – you can do it with the plate model

Whether our heart is well or not is largely in our own hands. We can prevent a heart attack with our lifestyle. In Germany, cardiovascular diseases are still the most common cause of death - 338,000 people died from them in 2020, according to the Federal Statistical Office. If you give up cigarettes and exercise regularly, you are doing a lot of good for your heart. But diet also has a major influence on heart health. Around 30 to 40 percent of heart attacks are caused by diet.

A varied diet is important so that the heart can continue to pump vigorously. In everyday life, however, it often seems easier to reach for a frozen pizza and for some people the steak is more tempting than vegetables. And it is not always so easy to understand how much of which food should end up on the plate. With a simple method, it's child's play to add variety to your diet.

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