Reduce blood sugar.
Fasting blood sugar should be under 100mg per litre. Over time, high blood sugar can significantly damage the blood vessels and arteries.
A heart-healthy eating pattern includes plenty of colourful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry, lean meats, legumes, nuts, sees, vegetable oils and healthy dairy products.
Limit fatty red meats and processed meats, sugar-sweetened items and salt.