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Health Tip: Shop for Heart-Healthy Fruits and Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Help keep your heart healthier by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

The American Heart Association offers these shopping suggestions for a heart-healthy diet:

  • Buy canned or frozen produce when fresh isn't available. Just make sure these items don't contain added fat, sugar or salt.

  • Focus on produce rich in fiber, such as oranges, peas, apples, strawberries, bananas or beans.

  • Shop for raw veggies that make for good snacks, such as cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, celery or carrot sticks.

  • Skip baked goods in favor of dried, fresh or canned fruits with no added sugar. Limit consumption of fruit juice, which may be lacking in fiber.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 2/25/2014
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