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Healthier Heart

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Living With Heart Disease

Lose weight for a healthier heart

Excess weight or obesity can significantly increase your risk of heart disease.

1] Watch out for portion size. It’s not just what you eat, but how much.

2] Choose fewer high-fat foods.

3] Be careful of low-fat foods. They aren’t always low in calories.

4] Be physically active

Cut Fat with Creative Substitutions

1] Use applesauce or -prune juice for half of the called for butter, shortening or oil in your recipe

2] When seasoning salt is called for, use herb-only seasonings, such as garlic powder, celery seed, or onion flakes. Or use finely chopped garlic, celery, or onions.

3] If a recipe calls for dry breadcrumbs, use rolled oats or crushed bran cerial.

A Heart-Friendly Vitamin

Some studies show that folic acid might help protect your heart. Here are some tips to make sure you’re gettng the right amount :

1] Take a daily vitamin that has folic acid in it.

2] Eat a serving of breakfast cereal that contains 100%of the daily amount you require each day.

3] Eat a healthy diet that contains lots of fruits and vegetables and other foods that have folic acid in them or added to them such as broccoli, asparagus, bananas, oranges, peas ,nuts, spaghetti and bread.

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