Tips for a heart-healthy :)

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  • Eat less fat (especially avoid butter, coconut and palm oil, saturated or hydrogenated vegetable fats such as Crisco, animal fats in meats, fats in dairy products).
  • Use nonstick vegetable oil cooking sprays instead of oils. Olive oil is also good.
  • Buy lean cuts of meat; reduce portion size to 3 ounces (the size of a pack of cards).
  • Eat more fish, skinless chicken and turkey.
  • Try low-fat snacks that have been baked instead of fried, such as pretzels.
  • Drink skim milk, and buy low-fat cheese, yogurt and margarine.
  • Buy sherbet, ice milk or frozen low-fat yogurt instead of ice cream.
  • Have a bagel or English muffin instead of a donut or pastry.
  • Eat no more than 4 egg yolks a week (use egg whites or egg substitutes).
  • Bake, broil, steam or grill foods instead of frying them.
  • Eat fewer “fast foods” (burgers, fried foods), which are high in fat.
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates (rice, pasta, breads, grains).
  • Drink low-calorie beverages, such as unsweetened tea or diet soda pop

 

(c)www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthyhearts/Pages/Healthyhearttips.aspx

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