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An apple a day can keep heart disease away

Blue apple iconMaintaining a healthy diet is one key aspect in preventing heart disease. Making heart healthy choices begins with your food options. Being cognizant of the types of food you are eating can play a major role in your heart health. Trying to limit your consumption of simple carbohydrates, foods high in fat, added sugars and calories is a major aspect of improving your heart health. Replace theses with heart healthy options like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Another aspect of a healthy diet involves consuming the right number of calories which is dependent on your age and activity level. For example, those who are overweight should be careful about consuming foods that are low in nutritional value with high calorie counts including red meat and sugary foods. Being careful about eating foods with trans fats, sodium and saturated fats is also a vital component to a healthy diet. Limit alcoholic drinks to one per day for women and two per day for men. And if you’re looking for convenience food, try reaching for an apple.

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