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Heart Health

Heart Healthy Shopping List: Buying Foods to Support Cardiovascular Health

We get energy and nutrition from what we put into our body. Our health can be a direct result of the diet we consume. If you are trying to improve or sustain your heart health, try swapping out certain foods with a heart-healthy alternative. Here we have constructed a heart healthy shopping list with some guidelines on food groups to keep your ticker going strong! Main focus areas: 1. Less saturated and trans fats 2. Less sodium 3. More fiber Fruits & Vegetables Eating enough fruits and vegetables can be a challenge for some people. But it’s not only about forgetting to eat your vegetables, it’s making sure you are eating them in a way that is good for your heart’s health and not loaded with extra salt and sugar. Fresh fruits and...


Choose Heart Smart Nutrition

With heart and vascular disease so prevalent in the U.S., awareness is the key in helping patients identify healthy diet, lifestyle, and preventive habits. So many people are on blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride medications, that this has become the “norm” instead of the exception. The good news is that you can reduce your risk for heart and vascular-related diseases by adjusting your diet. First, try to consume a variety of whole grains, legumes, and vegetables (especially dark-green, leafy vegetables) on a daily basis. Also, scientific research shows that many patients benefit from concentrated levels of certain nutrients—at doses that are difficult to obtain from diet alone—to support their overall cardiovascular health. More information on these natural approaches is detailed below. More about decoding heart-healthy food labels >...