Choosing Heart Healthy Food Options!
February is Heart Health Month and the American Heart Association reminds us that the choices we make every day can affect our overall health. By choosing to follow a heart healthy diet and lead an active lifestyle, we can decrease our risk for heart disease.
“Heart Healthy” means choosing a crispy, juicy apple for snack instead of that bag of chips in the cupboard.
“Heart Healthy” means ordering a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with tomato, pickles and mustard instead of a meatball sub for lunch.
“Heart Healthy” means having a bowl of oatmeal with raisins for breakfast instead of the glazed donut at the coffee shop.
“Heart Healthy” means enjoying the salmon, baked potato and salad instead of the fish’n chips.
“Heart Healthy” means eliminating the soda and replacing it with water.
None of these changes are difficult, but little changes like these add up to make a difference!
– Elizabeth Quigley, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.