Fitness & Wellness Tip: Heart Healthy Diet

Posted on Mar 1, 2013

Eat a heart-healthy diet….Heart Healthy Diet

  1. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grain and high-fiber foods. 
  2. Eat fish at least twice a week, preferably oily fish, or talk to your health provider about taking omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil ) supplements. 
  3. Do your best to eat less salt. Limit sodium to 1,500 mg per day. 
  4. Avoid trans-fatty acids. No trans fats is the goal. 
  5. Eat very little saturated fat (such as fat from meat, cheese, butter); less than 7 percent of your calories a day. 
  6. Drink no more than one alcoholic drink a day. No alcohol is best. 

Thinking about preventing heart disease should be on everyone’s radar, regardless of your age. Now is the time to eat a healthy diet and to establish a consistent exercise routine!

“The groundwork of all happiness is good heath”. What are you waiting for?

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