A Heart-Smart Diet

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A Heart-Smart Diet

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A Heart-Smart Diet

The right diet can help prevent some forms of heart disease. To stay healthy, your body needs the right balance of foods. A "heart-smart" diet means:

  • Keeping your total calories under control
  • Eating as much vegetables as you want (at least several servings per day)
  • Eating more fruits
  • Replacing butter and margarine with mono-saturated and polyunsaturated oils
  • Avoiding trans fats and saturated fats
  • Eating whole grain foods instead of refined carbohydrates and potatoes
  • Getting your protein from fish, egg whites, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds.
  • Increasing your physical activity and trying to dedicate time for exercise every day

 

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