One aspect of managing your heart attack risk factors includes eating a heart-healthy diet, including appropriate levels of the following:
To try to eliminate any confusion, the federal government has established a food plate and food labeling laws. The food plate can help you eat a variety of foods while encouraging the right amount of calories and fat.
To find more information about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and to determine the appropriate dietary recommendations for your age, sex, and physical activity level, visit the Online Resources page for the links to the ChooseMyPlate.gov and 2010 Dietary Guidelines sites. Please note that the My Plate plan is designed for people over the age of 2 who do not have chronic health conditions.
Maintaining a heart-healthy, balanced diet will help to:
Manage stroke and heart-attack risk factors.
Prevent or manage other chronic diseases.
Assist in losing weight and boosting energy.
Promote overall good health.