Contributed by: News Canada
Have you made the Heart-Healthy Commitment? Sandra Post's recipe for success (NC) - High cholesterol is a serious condition that can have life-threatening consequences, including heart disease and stroke. Yet, according to an Ipsos-Reid survey* of 1,772 Canadians, almost half (48 per cent) the respondents who have been living with high cholesterol for more than five years were told at their last doctor's visit that their levels were still higher than they should be.
Pour dressing over salad ingredients and gently toss.
Heart-Healthy Tips from a Dietitian
Remember colours add to your heart health and the most colourful foods are fruits and vegetables! It is recommended to have five to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit each day to reduce your risk of heart disease.
It's time Canadians make the commitment and take charge of their heart health. If you have high cholesterol, make sure it's properly managed to reduce the risk of developing heart disease or stroke. For many Canadians, a healthy diet and regular exercise are not enough to reach target cholesterol levels. Ask your doctor about your target, and then take action to reach it.
For more heart-healthy recipe ideas and information about cholesterol and how it affects your heart health, visit the Making the Connection Web site at www.makingtheconnection.ca.
Making the Connection is a program dedicated to the ongoing education of Canadians about the dangers of high cholesterol, and to encouraging Canadians to take action to control high cholesterol to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
*Survey conducted by Ipsos-Reid with 1,772 Canadian men (aged 40 plus) and women (aged 50 plus).
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