February is National Heart Health Month

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 09:51 AM.

Eat Healthy

Do you really know what it means to eat healthy? The American Heart Association recently developed new dietary guidelines for a heart-healthy diet that will help lower our heart disease risk.  According to the new AHA guidelines eating right means:

Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, fish and nuts

Avoid red meat, as well as sugary and processed foods

Avoid foods high in sodium

“Eating a healthy diet is not about good foods and bad foods in isolation from the rest of your diet – it’s about the overall diet,” says Robert Eckel, M.D., previous AHA president and co-chair of the new guideline committee.

Learn more ways to prevent heart disease and make healthier lifestyle changes at any age by visiting these reliable nutrition information websites:

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