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.