Around 7.4 million people are living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK, and it is the cause of more than a quarter of all deaths, at nearly 170,000 a year.

There are over 100,000 hospital admissions due to heart attacks per year and over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests with a survival rate of less than one in ten. Strokes cause over 36,000 deaths a year while also being the biggest cause of severe disability.

Nearly 3.8 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, a leading cause of heart disease, with diabetics being almost 50% more likely to have heart attacks.

With statistics like these, it’s more vital than ever to look after your heart health. With this mind, we have identified four key nutrients you can include in your daily diet to keep it functioning well, long into the future.

For more information and stats on cardiovascular disease, visit the British Heart Foundation website.