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What is the American Heart Association diet?
Diet 101: American Heart Association Diet. 1. Get Active: Strive for 30 minutes a day of physical activity. 2. Control Cholesterol: Schedule regular screening cholesterol screenings and eat foods low in cholesterol, low in saturated fat and free of trans fat. Maintaining a healthy weight is also important.
What is the heart-check recipe certification program?
The American Heart Association Heart-Check Recipe Certification Program employs an annual per-recipe fee-based assessment to cover program operating expenses. No donations are used to support the program.
What is the best diet for heart health?
Omega-3s, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants earn top marks in these categories, making the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet top choices for those seeking to maintain or improve heart health.
How can I Keep my Heart Healthy and my weight down?
Food plays a major roll in keeping your heart healthy and your weight down. Be sure you’re taking in lots of high-fiber and low-calorie foods such as fruits and veggies. Here are more specific guidelines: Eat fish high in omega-3 fats at least twice a week. Eat less than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day.