Eat Your Heart Out!


You may have heard myths such as, healthy foods are unaffordable or that they lack flavor.  The truth is, there are plenty of creative ways to make a tasty, heart-healthy dish. And you don’t have to be a master chef to whip one up and do it well.  There are plenty of delicious and easy-to-make recipes on that are “heart-healthy.”

Eat Your Heart Out!According to WebMd, here are a few things you can try to have a heart-healthy diet:

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods.
  • Choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
  • Limit salt (sodium).
  • Stay at a healthy weight by balancing the calories you eat with your physical activity.
  • Eat more foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish.
  • Limit drinks and foods with added sugar.

Remember, it can be easy to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Start by learning what to look for at the grocery store, restaurants, your workplace and any eating occasion.  Here are a few foods that are great additions to your shopping cart or plate: Yogurt, Raisins, Whole Grains, Beans, Salmon/Fish, Nuts, Tomatoes, Apples, Berries, Bananas, Popcorn and Green Tea.

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital provides a number of cardiac diagnostic services here where you live and work so that you don’t have to travel. We also provide nutritional services and offer the tools required to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. For questions or appointments please contact us at (985) 730-6700.