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American Heart Association Lifestyle Diet Recommendations


As if you haven't already been told more than a few times...Consume an overall healthy diet. Below are some beginner tips to help you get started. Considering visiting with a Nutritionist»» to help you meet your goals.

Eat Fish: Fish has a little something called Omega 3: Eat fish that is relatively high in omega-3 fatty-acids such as salmon, trout, and herring. They suggest that fish high in Omega 3: should be consumed at least twice a week. However, if your unable to do so, you can also purchase fish oil vitamins that contain Omega 3.

NOTE: Children and pregnant women should follow FDA guidelines for avoiding mercury contaminated fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish.

Avoid Trans Fat:
What is trans fat? Trans fat is a type of processed fat that does not occur in nature .Used in baked goods like doughnuts, breads, crackers, potato chips, cookies and many other processed food products like margarine and salad dressings.

NOTE: Basically, it's vegetable oil that has been treated with hydrogen in order to make it more solid and give it a longer shelf life. Yummmmm

Limit intake of saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol by choosing lean meats, vegetable alternatives, and fat-free (or skim) and low-fat (1% fat) dairy products.

Find a physical activity that last 30 minutes to an hour and commit yourself to doing at least twice a week.

Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables (not fruit juices), especially those that are deeply colored (spinach, carrots, peaches, and berries).

Choose whole-grain, high-fiber foods for meals

Reduce drinking soda pop type beverages and foods with added sugars. Consider it he same as people who stop smoking. Most people can not end cold turkey, so reduce and than eliminate.

Reduce alcohol intake to not more than 1 drink per day in a cup or glass that is less than 20 oz

Skip Super Sizing! When eating out, be aware of portion size; select vegetables and fruits; and avoid foods prepared with added trans fat, salt, and sugar.


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