heart healthy diet


A heart-healthy diet is an important tool in preventing heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fish rich in omega fatty acids. A heart-healthy diet should limit saturated fat, sugar-sweetened beverages and keep sodium to less than 1,500 milligrams a day.

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