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Food that Fuels Your Heart

Posted by Fooditude
Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Monday, 05 February 2018 in School Nutrition Blog

FebruaryFooditudeFood is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy heart. Not only can food taste good, but choosing heart healthy options can make us feel great as well! However, there is not just one food group that is best for the heart; there are a variety foods from each group. First, it is important to consume whole grains. This type of food contains high amounts of fiber, as well as B vitamins, magnesium, and iron. Fiber has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and decrease LDL cholesterol. Fruits and vegetables are also an excellent choice for our hearts.  These are both high in fiber and potassium, as well as low in sodium; potassium and fiber may lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk for both heart attack and stroke. Including a variety of whole fruits and vegetables in your diet allows for an increased intake of heart-healthy nutrients.


When fresh produce is not available, choose frozen or canned vegetables and fruits in water without added sugars, saturated and trans fat, or salt. Seasonal and local produce can be both cheaper, environmentally friendly, better tasting, as well as have a higher nutritional value. Choose lean, low-fat protein sources; this could include low-fat yogurt, lean ground turkey, and low sodium beans. Healthy fats and oils are also a necessary part of a heart healthy diet. Items such as fatty fish (salmon and mackerel), and walnuts that contain omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to reduce blood pressure and raise HDL cholesterol. By including these foods in your diet, you can be sure that you are doing the best to keep your heart healthy.

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Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude about food, in achieving your goals. Healthy meal choices make a big impact on students’ ability to perform their best, both academically and physically. A positive and healthy fooditude helps students be the best they can be!


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