REDUCE YOUR RISK – WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU
- Family history
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Physical inactivity
- Obesity or being overweight
- ADD healthy ingredients to recipes like fresh or frozen vegetables, beans and brown or wild rice, and frozen or fresh fruit. Try to eat at least 4.5 cups of fruits and veggies each day.
- REMOVE or cut down on less healthy ingredients in recipes by removing skin from chicken, and using less cheese, butter and sugar. Make sure you consume to less than 1,500 mg of sodium a day.
- SUBSTITUTE less healthy ingredients with healthy ones. For example, use salsa as a topping instead of sour cream, sauté with cooking spray instead of butter, and choose low-sodium soups or broth.
Look for the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark
The American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark is an easy way to identify food packages that are part of a healthy dietary pattern, look for the Heart-Check Certified logo. Get Heart-Check certified recipes at heart.org.
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