What's the best diet to stay healthy and
prevent heart disease?
Follow the guidelines! Learn to eat for your heart.
The US Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services provide Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They focus on
- balancing calories with physical activity,
- encouraging us to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood, and
- urging us to eat less sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and refined grains.
Read the Executive Summary (4-page PDF).
We can help! The Nutrition topic in the Heart Information Center is full of great tips for healthy eating.
Explore the "nutrition" lesson plans and activities provided for each grade level in Project Heart.
Read tips for dieting success in "The holidays are gone but the weight isn't," from the women's heart health e-newsletter (not just for women!).
Why can't I have caffeine or salt after having a stent in a heart artery? — response by Dr. Neil Strickman.
During February, American Heart Month,
we put the puzzle together piece by piece . . .
wear red ♥ women ♥ breast cancer ♥ flu vaccine ♥ diabetes ♥ PAD ♥ stroke ♥ heart attack ♥ children ♥ organ donation ♥ risk factors ♥ exercise ♥ cholesterol ♥ hypertension ♥ overweight ♥ smoking ♥ heart pumps ♥ conditions ♥ medicines ♥ saturated fat ♥ balancing calories ♥
March is National Nutrition Month®