Diet and Heart Disease

What you eat greatly affects the health of your heart. But eating right isn’t nearly as tough as it seems once you learn what to fill your plate with—and what to leave on the grocery store shelf. Take fat for example. Saturated and trans fats—which are found in fried foods, fatty cuts of meat, regular dairy products, and processed foods—are harmful to heart health. On the other hand, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats—which are found in nuts, vegetable oils, and avocado—can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, guard against irregular heartbeats, and decrease your risk of coronary artery disease.

We’ll help you decipher how to pick your proteins, make veggies interesting, and limit your salt intake without limiting taste. These tips and more will promote a healthier heart and maybe even a slimmer waistline. 

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