Prevention of Atherosclerosis
Taking action to control your risk factors can help prevent or delay and its related diseases. Your risk for atherosclerosis increases with the number of risk factors you have.
One step you can take is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Following a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables (including beans and peas). It also includes whole grains, lean meats, poultry without , seafood, and -free or low-fat milk and dairy products. A healthy diet is low in sodium (salt), added , solid , and refined grains.
The National , Lung, and Institute’s (NHLBI’s) and are two programs that promote healthy eating.