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Protect Your Heart
Do you cook with your heart in mind? Following a heart-healthy diet can start right in your own kitchen. Cooking at home allows you to control the level of sodium, solid fats and added sugars in your meals.
Not sure how to eat healthier?
- Limit Solid Fats
- Eat plant foods as sources of protein, including soybeans, pinto beans and lentils.
- Limit consumption of highly-processed foods and grain-based desserts.
Avoid Added Sugars
- Select no-sodium or low-sodium canned foods and compare nutrition labels for foods generally high in sodium such as bread, frozen dinners and soups and choose those with lower numbers.
- Add herbs in place of salt when cooking.
- Choose water, 100 percent fruit juice or low-fat or fat-free milk instead of sugary drinks.
- Naturally sweeten dishes with fresh fruit.
For more information on how to promote good heart-health, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Heart Health section.
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