Heart Healthy Recipes

The synergistic effect of a heart healthy diet can have a significant impact on the progression and treatment of heart disease. But, what makes a healthy diet healthy can be hard to understand. For instance, cholesterol is good for you, unless it’s the kind that is bad. Foods contain fats, but not all fats are alike.

But the overall takeaway is simple: Some food is good for your heart. Other food isn’t. Try to eat more of the former and avoid the latter. It’s as simple as that.

Good Sources

  • Total Omega 3 Fat – Salmon
  • ALA Omega 3 Fat – Walnuts
  • Monosaturated Fat – Avocados
  • Soluble Fiber – Oranges

Bad Sources

  • Total Omega 3 Fat – Hamburger
  • ALA Omega 3 Fat – Cheddar Cheese
  • Monosaturated Fat – Potato Chips
  • Soluble Fiber – Corn Flakes

Try to limit your daily intake to about 1,500 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of saturated fat and no trans fats. Also, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Take steps to maintain portion control, such as eating slowly and waiting a few minutes after one serving before helping yourself to seconds.

Recipes

There are many creative ways to make a delicious, heart-healthy meal. Enjoy our collection of heart healthy recipes below. Share them with family and friends, and check back for new recipes often. Once you begin eating for your heart, you’ll wish you’d started sooner.