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Do you want to adopt a heart-healthy diet, but aren't sure where to start? Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus provided by Mayo Clinic Staff to get started.
One way to begin is to create a daily meal plan that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole grains and limits high-fat foods (such as red meat, cheese and baked goods) and high-sodium foods (such as canned or processed foods).
Below are two days' worth of heart-healthy menus. Use them as examples of heart-healthy eating.
Nutritional information: 1,562 calories; 45 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 15 g monounsaturated fat;
16 g polyunsaturated fat; 126 mg cholesterol; 1,257 mg sodium; 207 g total carbohydrate; 24 g dietary fiber; 92 g protein.
Nutritional information: 1,605 calories; 30 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 6 g polyunsaturated fat; 126 mg cholesterol; 1,264 mg sodium; 242 g total carbohydrate; 24 g dietary fiber; 83 g protein.
Drink water as a calorie-free way to hydrate.
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