What are you doing for your heart?
February is Heart Month.
Remember … your heart takes care of you every second … of every 24 hour day
… of every year!
What are you doing for your heart in return? Are you feeding your heart healthy foods?
Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating:
Eat less saturated and trans fat. Stay away from fatty meats, fried foods, cakes, and cookies.
Cut down on sodium (salt). Look for the low-sodium or “no salt added” types of canned soups, vegetables, snack foods, and lunch meats.
Eat more fiber. Fiber is in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
Do you have heart-healthy foods at home?
When you buy groceries, put on your shopping list some or all of the following:
1. Vegetables and Fruits: for less expensive choices, buy what’s in-season;
2 Low-fat Milk and Milk Products, including cheeses;
3. Breads, Cereals, and Pastas that are whole grain;
4. Lean Meats and Fish, such as turkey, chicken, tuna, and salmon;
5. Beans and other high fiber foods such as nuts and seeds;
6. Fats and Oils with ‘good fats’ such as olive, canola, and peanut oil; low-fat mayonnaise.
Your taste buds may not prefer heart-healthy foods. However, if you feed your heart unhealthy food, will you have time to recover from a heart attack?
Take good care of your heart and it will take good care of you!
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