5 Steps To A Heart-Healthy Grocery List

Here is how to make a heart-healthy grocery list:

1. Pack in a large assortment of fruits and vegetables.

The soluble fiber may lower cholesterol while the potassium helps to lower blood pressure.

 2. Choose whole, unprocessed foods to cut the salt.

Reduce daily sodium to 2300 mg or less by limiting processed foods.

3. Choose plant-based protein sources.

Beans and lentils are rich in both soluble fiber and protein while containing no saturated fat

 4. Don’t skip the fat

Plant-based fats such as olive oil and avocado may promote healthy cholesterol levels.

 5. Don’t leave out the dairy

 Two cups of low-fat milk per day has been shown to reduce blood pressure.

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