The Top 10 Topics in Healthy Eating

Updated:Mar 27,2017

Top 10 topics in healthy eatingHealthy eating doesn’t have to be hard. Whether you’re planning your next meal, packing lunch for your kids, improving your cooking skills, or trying to make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, we’ve got the resources and information you need.

The American Heart Association publishes trustworthy, science-based information and news that’s important for your family’s health, not trendy fad diets.

Here are the most popular topics that YOU want to know about.

  1. AHA Diet & Lifestyle Guidelines – Are you getting the recommended level of nutrition in your current diet? Find out here. We also have a separate list of dietary recommendations for healthy children.
     
  2. Heart-Healthy Recipes - All of our heart-healthy recipes can help you cook with less sodium and added sugars, without sacrificing any of the flavor! And they’re accessible from any device you might have. Find your favorite today!
     
  3. Sodium Infographics – Available in English and Spanish for sharing on social media or printing, these infographics help you understand the impact that sodium has on you and your family.
     
  4. Fats – From saturated to trans, and good to bad fat, we explain them all and help you learn which ones to get more of in your diet and which ones you should limit.
     
  5. Sodium - We’ll show you how extra salt sneaks into your diet and how it hurts your health, and share tips for kissing the excess salt goodbye and starting a healthier relationship with food.
     
  6. Sugar and Carbohydrates - Most Americans are consuming way more added sugars than the AHA recommends. Keeping tabs on what type and how much sugar you’re eating is an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Learn what the AHA recommends here.
     
  7. Understanding Food Nutrition Labels - Learning how to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier choices.
     
  8. Suggested Servings from Each Food Group - Do you know how much you’re really eating? Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the portions served are the right serving size for our nutritional needs. Find out. The American Heart Association recommends a dietary pattern that emphasizes intake of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; includes low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, legumes, nontropical vegetable oils and nuts; and limits intake of sodium, sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages and red meats.
     
  9. Alcohol and Heart Health – Can a healthy diet include alcohol? Learn the AHA recommendation and why it’s important to limit alcohol intake.
     
  10. Fish and Omega 3’s – Eating fish twice a week is a great way to improve your heart health! Find out why. 

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