What A Heart Healthy Diet Is and Why You Should Start It Now

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans, according to the American Heart Association. But did you know that it’s largely preventable? Eating healthy and exercising can help you avoid heart problems, which is why you should start eating a heart healthy diet today! See below for some tips from nutritionists about heart healthy diets.


Heart healthy diets include:


  • Low sugar
  • Low sodium (unless you have low blood pressure)
  • Mediterranean diet (see Fill Your Plate’s articles on this diet here)
  • Whole foods
  • Low saturated fats
  • High unsaturated fats


Heart healthy herbs:


  • Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Hawthorn


Read why here:

These Are the 3 Best Herbs for Heart Health, According to a Certified Nutritionist


Heart Healthy Diet Food Map:

This Cardiologist-Approved Food Chart Takes the Guesswork Out of a Heart-Healthy Diet


Find more heart health articles on Fill Your Plate’s blog!

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