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Heart Healthy Guidelines

Looking for meaningful ways to eat well that will benefit your heart? The American Heart Association provides the following tips:

  • Limit saturated fat to 8-10% of the day's total calories
  • Limit total fat to 30% or less of the day’s total calories
  • Tip: monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats are heart healthy (canola oil and olive oil are better choices)
  • Consume less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day
  • Limit sodium intake to 2,400 milligrams a day
  • Consume just enough calories to achieve or maintain a healthy weight

 

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