How to protect your heart
+ Have your blood pressure checked at each visit to your GP, or once a year, and check for diabetes. + Quit smoking. + Keep alcohol to a minimum. + Watch your weight. + Exercise daily. + Check if any medications or over-the-counter preparations might increase your blood pressure (such as non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs). + Eat foods rich in nutrients including plant-based foods (fruit, vegetables and wholegrains) and omega-3 rich fish. + Eliminate animal fats, trans fats and added sugars. + Avoid salt in processed foods or added to your meals. + Reduce stress and take care of your mental health.