Healthy Heart Menu
Delicious healthy heart menu and a list of healthy foods for a
low fat diet.
If you are trying to eat healthier, low fat foods then here are
some effective tips for a healthy heart.
The first good tip is to start keeping track of the fat,
salt/sodium and cholesterol in the foods that you like. Read
the labels on food packages and keep written notes.
It won't take long before you can remember what foods you
should eat and which should be avoided.
High cholesterol, bad or saturated fats and too much salt and
sodium in your diet can be easily reduced.
The consumption of fried foods, animal fat and the skin on
poultry as well as many processed and fast foods should be kept
at a bare minimum.
Your body does not need saturated fats such as the ones
Your body does require a small amount of certain types of
cholesterol, fat and salt but you do not have to make a
conscious effort to introduce these into your healthy heart menu.
They arrive without your help.
Unsaturated fat is found in the white meat of chicken and
Including fish is a healthy meal option.
However these should be prepared by baking, broiling, grilling,
roasted, smoked or poached, almost any preparation is preferable
List Of Healthy Foods
In addition to the lean white meats listed above, here are some
delicious healthy foods that can be eaten daily.
Healthy Heart Menu
Try a bowl of dry cereal using fruit as a sweetener instead of
Add low fat or skim milk.
A suitable alternative would be a couple of boiled eggs two or
three times a week but skip the addition of salt.
Instead of drinking orange or apple juice, try eating a fresh
orange, an apple or some other whole fruit because then you
reap the benefits of the fiber contained in whole fruit that are
mostly absent in juices.
Fiber is absolutely necessary for a healthy system.
Have a large green salad topped with the white meat of either
chicken or turkey strips.
Use only two tablespoons of a low fat dressing.
Drink green tea with a sugar substitute or honey.
Water is very good for you and you should drink water through
out the day.
Eat a plate of vegetables and a fruit salad.
Occasionally you could spice up your meal with a serving of low
fat cheese or with low fat yogurt.
Just be careful and read the label first.
Some of the yogurts, even the ones with low fat, contain fruit
that is sweetened with high levels of sugar.
If you enjoy meat then by all means include some lean meat,
skinless chicken or turkey or fish in your diet.
Just keep your daily servings of meat to less than 6 ounces per
day but be sure it is not fried.
Use Butter Bud Sprinkles instead of butter or margarine to
season your veggies.
Eat fish several times per week in order to get your omega 3.
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