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Eat Smart -- For Your Heart

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Heart-healthy eating does not have to be boring or bland. It's important to not only think about what you're feeding yourself, but also making sure your family has healthy hearts.

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Studies among people without heart disease have shown that lowering high blood cholesterol and blood pressure can greatly reduce the risk. The prescription: A heart-healthy diet.

The fundamentals include reducing the amount of salt, sugar, cholesterol and unhealthy fats. Variety is the key when selecting heart-healthy foods. The more color you have on your plate, the better the nutritional balance. Take these tips from "Dietitian in the Kitchen" Diane Henderiks on foods you should be eating regularly for a healthy heart.

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Eating these foods every day is a delicious way to decrease your risk of heart disease ... bon appetit!!


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