Health Tip: What's a Heart-Healthy Diet?
(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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