Heart Association issues new advice on maintaining a heart-healthy diet

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A new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) shows a balanced diet and exercise is still good for your health, but there are a few extra steps you should take for your heart.

Most of the suggestions for a heart-healthy diet work for general good health too, like watching salt, sugar and overall calories.

However, specific recommendations for heart health also include finding alternatives for animal fats that can help prevent high levels of cholesterol.

“By tweaking the meat and potato diet more towards a plant-based diet, that will help people move in the right direction,” said Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Tufts University.

If you want to learn more about the Heart Association’s suggestions for a heart-healthy diet, click HERE.

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