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Fitness & nutrition: Heart-smart foods

You can actually lower your blood pressure by eating healthy foods - and that will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Fibre is essential to a heart-healthy diet, because it helps lower cholesterol, control blood glucose levels - and it keeps you feeling full.

Veggies are also an excellent source of fibre, and eating vegetables in a variety of colours gives you a wide range of nutrients.

Fruits are a great source of nutrients, and also help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Eating fresh, low-fat foods keep you feeling great, and as an added bonus - they're also great for your heart!

Last modified: 2012-03-06