Health Tip: Shop for Heart-Healthy Fruits and Veggies

In a pinch, frozen will do

(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.
Published
Tuesday, February 25, 2014