Question: What foods are healthy for my heart?

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MWi Hack: 

  • Heart-healthy foods encompass a variety of minimally processed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins, recommended by the American Heart Association to maintain cardiovascular health, while emphasizing dietary patterns like the DASH and Mediterranean diets as optimal choices.

MWi Summary:

  • Heart-healthy dietary patterns are crucial for cardiovascular health, influencing blood pressure, inflammation, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides.
  • Emphasizing minimally processed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lean proteins, and healthy fats is key for heart health.
  • Foods rich in antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and unsaturated fats are particularly beneficial for heart health.
  • Avoiding foods high in sodium, saturated fats, added sugars, and alcohol is important for maintaining heart health.
  • The DASH diet and Mediterranean diet are highlighted as top choices for promoting heart health due to their emphasis on whole foods and balanced nutrition.

MWi would like to thank Jenette Restivo for sharing these insights with our community.  Click the button below to go to the original article: