Health Tip: What's a Heart-Healthy Diet?
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Foods to include, and those to avoid
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A heart-healthy diet focuses on plenty of healthy, high-fiber foods while avoiding foods that are high in fat, salt, sugar and cholesterol.
The womenshealth.gov website offers these specifics:
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods.
- Eat fat-free or low-fat cheese, milk and yogurt.
- Choose lean proteins, such as eggs, nuts, dried beans, lean meats and poultry without skin.
- Choose healthier unsaturated fats, such as those found in nuts, fish and vegetable oils.
- Avoid saturated and trans fats, found in fried and processed foods, fatty meats and baked goods.
- Limit foods high in cholesterol, sodium and sugar.
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