To save your heart from cardiovascular diseases, like heart attack and stroke, change over to olive oil and lower blood cholesterol level.

Olive oil contains the minimum levels of saturated and polyunsaturated fats and has the ability to control blood cholesterol levels in the body. It also contains the highest level of monounsaturated fat which helps in building up the good cholesterol and HDL in the body.

Follow these eight tips in your everyday diet for a healthy heart:
1.    Substitute butter in your diet with olive oil.
2.    Munch nuts, fruits and seeds rather than junk food when you feel hungry between the meals.
3.    Add fresh leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits to your main diet every day.
4.    Eat whole grain sources of breads, rice and other grains.
5.    Include lentils and beans based dishes in your diet.
6.    Replace fish, poultry, beans, nuts and eggs with red meat.
7.    Top your deserts with fruits.
8.    Inculcate physical activity for a healthy body and adopt healthy lifestyle for overall well being.

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