Heart Health Recommendations

Key recommendations include:

  • Eat a balanced diet that includes high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts as well as fish (especially oily fish such as salmon and mackerel).
  • Reduce consumption of empty calorie foods and beverages such as candy and soda.
  • Choose fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
  • Limit foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol.
  • Avoid trans fat.
  • Restrict salt intake. Less than 2,300 mg is recommended for those without any health concerns.
  • Drink Alcohol in moderation which is 1 drink/day for women and 2 drinks/day for men.
  • Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight.

Follow these recommendations and get your Annual Health Screening and you will be on your way to improved heart health.