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Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, pass the heart-shaped candy box by, and choose foods that really are good for your heart. Everything you eat affects the health and function of your heart.

  • Be aware of the amount of fat in your diet. Your total fat intake should be less than 30% of your total calorie intake.
     
  • Look for food that are low in salt, cholesterol, and saturated fats.
     
  • Eat 5-13 servings of produce every day, and avoid adding sauces, salt, or butter.
     
  • Leave the skins on your vegetables when you cook them.
     
  • Apples, avocados, beans, carrots, broccoli, grapes, onions, spinach, potatoes, and tomatoes are especially rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and Vitamins that protect the heart and promote healthy heart function.

A diet rich in Fresh1 produce will keep your heart and your whole body healthy. Try to eat at least five servings of fruit or vegetables every day.

 


 
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