I cannot believe it’s almost the end of February and we haven’t talked about heart healthy eating! February is heart month, after all. I’ll do my best to squeeze in a few more posts in honour of the great organ before the end of the month.
To start, let’s talk about fat. Choosing appropriate fats is a huge component of heart healthy eating. Generally (if you’re thinking about bloodwork), what you’re aiming for is:
o Decreasing triglycerides
o Decreasing LDL (‘lousy’ cholesterol)
o Increasing HDL (‘healthy’ cholesterol)
To help do so, try following the dietary recommendations below:
My friend and colleague Marci always makes fun of me for using charts, but I really do think they’re a great way to organize information. Hopefully you find it helpful :)
PS. Yes, that title is a cheesy reference to the 1991 song.