Taking care of your heart means making small changes to how you live your life, such as modifying your diet and adopting a regular routine.
The simple steps towards a healthy heart
Through small changes in your lifestyle and especially in your diet, you can achieve great results. Taking care of your cholesterol levels helps you maintain a healthy heart. Including Benecol products in a healthy diet is a simple, additional step to start lowering your cholesterol level today.
Heart-healthy start for the day
Start the day off right with a heart-healthy, well-balanced breakfast. Incorporating a variety of heart-healthy foods, – such as low-fat Benecol yoghurt topped with muesli, berries or fruit pieces –, into your breakfast ensures you get your first dose of cholesterol-lowering Plant stanol esters as well as fibres.
Happy-heart shopping trip
Food shopping, whether in a grocery store or online, is often based on habits: picking the same foods and ingredients every week into your shopping cart. It's worth checking every now and then whether those stable items in your cart should be updated to more heart healthy ones. Check the labels. Is there an alternative for lower saturated fat or higher fibre content? Maybe your regular spread could be replaced with cholesterol-lowering Benecol spread!
Enjoy Benecol products with a meal for the best cholesterol lowering efficacy.
Afternoon energy boost for your heart
Eating infrequently makes it easy to start feeling under the weather and start craving for a fast energy boost. Planning healthy snacks in advance is a smart choice. Keep foods such as fruits, unseasoned nuts, whole grain sandwiches or cereal bars, etc. readily available so you don't need to grab just anything when hunger strikes.
Enjoying dinner together
Dinnertime is great for catching up with your family or friends. Whether a quick something to cook during the week or a fancy dinner prepared for hours, it's nice to sit down and take your time enjoying the main meal of the day. If your cholesterol levels need some tweaking, end the dinner with a small treat, such as Benecol Yogurt Drink. Benecol products contain Plant stanol ester and are proven to lower your cholesterol. What's more, cholesterol levels will remain at the lower level reached as long as Benecol products are used daily in connection with a healthy diet.
Exercise for a happier heart
An active, heart-healthy day should include at least some exercise. Find a way to stay active that fits you best. For some, it can be going to the gym or swimming pool, others enjoy doing physical work in the garden or around the house. A stroll in the park would do as well!