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Shop for your heart health

Shopping Cart Blue IconTypically, eating at home is better for your heart health than eating out so your heart healthy diet begins at the store. Stocking up on the right groceries is a major component in eating the right foods. Here are a few tips on staying on track at the supermarket.

For the most part, the healthy food options at any grocery store lie on the outside of the aisles. Spend the majority of your time in the grocery story on the outside aisle like the fruit and vegetable sections. Choosing whole grain, high fiber breads allows you to pick a healthier option on the go. Also, try to buy more fish and lean, skinless light-meat poultry.

Substituting beans, peas, lentils or tofu for meat can add more variety to your diet and protect your heart health. Try to save whole-fat foods including butter and ice cream for special occasions. For a quick option, consider using nuts as your snack option. Although they are high in calories, nuts are an excellent source of protein and good fats.

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