Best Heart-Healthy Choices at the Grocery Store
Eating a heart-healthy diet is on the minds of many of us, but making the right food choices can be a challenge.
By: Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD
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Many of us want to eating a heart-healthy diet, but making the right food choices can be a challenge – especially at the grocery store.
The sheer number of choices can seem overwhelming. Merely choosing a loaf of bread from the dozens of brands and types that line the shelves can be daunting.
A good rule of thumb is to focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean sources of protein, and healthy fats. Be sure to read ingredient labels on packaged foods and pass on the high-sugar products such as colored dry cereals or soda.
In this video, watch as I tag along with a busy mom of two who wants to choose heart-healthy food for her family. We’ll look at some of the items in her shopping cart to see how she did.