The right food is key to keeping your heart happy. Making simple changes in your day-to-day eating habits can substantially lower your risk for heart disease. Here are seven tips on how you can eat healthier:
Stock your cabinet with heart-healthy items like low-salt canned beans, tuna, salmon, tomatoes, and marinara sauce.
Use whole grain pastas, brown rice, and other easy-to-make grains like couscous and quinoa.
Use healthy cooking oils. Using olive oil instead of traditional oils that contain trans fats can lower your cholesterol.
For baking, use whole-wheat flour in substitute for white flour. Cornmeal is also a great substitute for making bread or muffins.
Eat more fish. Eating fish like salmon or trout instead of red meats can help had Omega-3 to your diet.
Don’t use a lot of butter. Substitute butter for olive oil or low fat margarine.
Snack on nuts and seeds. They are great sources for protein and polyunsaturated fats.
I commit to keeping my heart beating strong!