Food That Can Do A Heart Good
BY SHARON THOMPSON MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS/MCT
Honey-soy broiled salmon with edamame and bean salad, and Brussels sprouts use five of registered dietitian Fran Williams' top 10 heart-healthy super foods.
We're tempted by highcalorie foods, but they should always be an occasional treat, not everyday fare. Eating too many foods high in fat and sodium can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States.
The American Heart Association says a heart-healthy diet is rich in vegetables and fruits, with whole grains, high-fiber foods, lean meats and poultry, fish at least twice a week, and fat-free or 1 percent fat dairy products.
"Most of us want to keep our hearts healthy," registered dietitian Fran Williams said. "But the question remains, how do we do that?"