Cardiovascular disease is one of Singapore’s largest health problems – and biggest killers. Every day, 16 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.5 per cent of all deaths in 2016. This means that nearly one out of three deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke.
These shocking statistics are a sobering reminder to keep heart health in mind when loading up the shopping trolley, and with World Heart Day today (September 29), there’s no better time to get your ticker back into tip top shape.
The best, and easiest, place is start is on the plate, so we tapped on a food expert for the top heart-healthy foods you should eat more of:
Visit the Singapore Heart Foundation’s website for more tips on how to take care of your heart health.
Text: The Australian Women’s Weekly / Additional Reporting: Sean Tan / Photos: Pixabay