Fad diets are out. It's your lifestyle habits that matter

Fad diets are out. It's your lifestyle habits that matter

Building healthy, long-term habits is key for a heart-healthy diet.

Check out this article from CNN identifying 10 features of heart-healthy eating patterns.


According to the American Heart Association's recent scientific statement, "2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health" heart-healthy eating starts with your eating patterns.


The statement identifies 10 features of heart-healthy eating patterns -- including guidance to combine a balanced diet with exercise; consume most nutrients through food over supplements; eat whole grains; reduce sodium, added sugar and alcohol intake; use non-tropical plant oils; and eat minimally processed, over ultra-processed, foods.


"What's really important now is that people make modifications that can be sustainable in the long term," said Alice Lichtenstein, director of Tufts University's Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and chair of the writing group for the AHA's new statement.

Fad diets are out. It's your lifestyle habits that matter

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