Heart disease effects many people across the world. More than 630,000 people died from heart disease in the U.S. alone in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fortunately, regardless of where a person is from, there are things people can do to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing heart and cardiovascular disease. Eating a healthy diet, for example, is one way people can improve their health.
"No matter where you're from, heart disease is preventable 80 percent of the time with good nutrition, exercise and other healthy habits," says Dr. Steinbaum.
In light of World Heart Day on September 26, the World Heart Federation and Canolainfo helped establish a collection of recipes from around the world.
Recipes include dishes made from chefs hailing from the U.S. Canada, Mexico, China, Japan and India. All the meals are made with canola oil, which is known for being low in saturated fat.
Making wise food decisions will help a person get on their way to preventing certain health conditions. People who are healthier overall tend to pay less for health and life insurance.