Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Foods
(HealthDay News) -- A heart-healthy diet can help keep blood
vessels clear of plaque, and help reduce the risk of heart attack
Womenshealth.gov offers these guidelines for a heart-healthy
- Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits.
- Making at least half of your daily grain consumption whole
grains. These may include whole-grain barley, brown rice,
whole-grain corn and oatmeal.
- Eating low-fat dairy foods, such as yogurt, cheese and
- Getting lots of nuts and dry beans, lean meat, fish and poultry
without the skin.
- Favoring polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats via vegetable
oils, fish and nuts.
- Avoiding: saturated and trans fats, sodium (salt), cholesterol
and added sugars.
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