A healthy diet can help in the fight against heart disease. Here are
some tips for healthy eating:
Choose a variety of nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables,
whole grains, and lean meats.
Fish can also lower your chance of heart disease and should be
eaten at least twice a week.
Avoid saturated and trans fats – these can increase your risk
for heart disease as well as bad cholesterol levels. Oftentimes,
trans fat will be labeled on foods as “hydrogenated or partially
Limit your sodium intake to less than 1,500 milligrams a day.
Some ways you can do this is to check food labels for low-sodium
products, limit the use of salt when seasoning food and avoid
processed cheese and cheese spreads.
Eat less sugar found in candy, syrup, sugar, jelly and soda.
Keep portion size in mind.
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If you have any questions about nutrition and heart health, contact one
of Columbia St. Mary’s dieticians.