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Nutritional Tips for a Healthy Heart



Facts on Fat:  Comprehensive discussion of dietary fat, including sources of fat in diet; differences between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats; hydrogenated vegetable fats; oily fish; and steps to take to reduce fat in your diet.

Fiber Fact Sheet: Discusses dietary fiber and its importance in reducing the risk of heart disease, water soluble vs. insoluble fiber, crude vs. dietary fiber, high fiber foods and ways to increase your fiber intake.

Understanding Cholesterol:  Discusses cholesterol as a factor in heart disease, "good" HDS vs. bad LDL cholesterol and controlling cholesterol by reducing dietary fat intake.  Includes daily calorie chart with target fat gram intake.

Healthy Heart Work-Out Quiz: Answer these questions to find out more about your heart's health.

Smart Stand-Ins:  Simple recipe changes that can significantly reduce your dietary fat intake.

Sodium Fact Sheet:  Ways to reduce your sodium intake, including some ideas for "spicing up" favorite foods without salt.

Heart Healthy Recipes:  Recipes for heart healthy eating.

Delicious, Nutritious Dining Out:  Tips on selecting foods that won't break your fat budget at a variety of different types of restaurants.

Savvy Supermarket Shopping Skills:  Use the food pyramid and labeling to help you choose healthy foods at the supermarket.

Fat-Trimming Kitchen Helpers:  Easy steps you can take to reduce the fat in ground beef, gravies and other family favorites.

Serving Sizes Do Count:  Many diets go awry because people aren't sure what constitutes a serving size.  Learn what a serving size actually is and some easy techniques for "guesstimating" without scales or measuring utensils.