Whether you are managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or making food choices after heart failure, these resources can help.
Heart failure occurs when your heart isn't pumping enough blood for your body to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. Learn about the relationship between heart failure and sodium, fluid, body weight, omega 3 fats and alcohol.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. This damage can cause a heart attack, stroke or other problems. Learn how you can help lower or prevent high blood pressure.
- Lifestyle Steps to Lower Your Blood Pressure (HealthLinkBC File #68b)
- High Blood Pressure Eating Resources
High cholesterol levels can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn about how you can make changes to your diet to lower your cholesterol and support your heart health.
Low Sodium (Salt) Eating
Learn about how lower sodium (salt) eating can help lower your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for Lower Sodium (Salt) Eating
- Lower Sodium (Salt) Eating Resources
- Lower Sodium (Salt) Food Choices
Vitamin K helps make proteins that cause your blood to clot. Learn about the importance of vitamin K to your health, how much you should aim for each day, and examples of foods that contain vitamin K.
Health Canada - The Safety of Vitamin E Supplements
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. This Health Canada web page provides information on vitamin E and your health, including the safety of supplements in relation to heart disease and cancer.
Heart & Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a Canadian organization that provides information on heart disease and stroke, including information on heart healthy eating, physical activity, weight management and heart healthy recipes. Their food information program, Health Check, evaluates grocery and menu items to help you make healthier choices and eat well. To learn more about heart healthy eating, click on the links below: