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Some Cool Tips for Heart Healthy Living

 This from National Institute of Health:

 

SNACKING

  • Toss sliced apples, berries, bananas, or whole-grain cereal on top of fat-free or low-fat yogurt.
  •  Put a slice of fat-free or low-fat cheese on top of whole-grain crackers.  
  • Make a whole-wheat pita pocket with hummus, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber.
  • Pop some fat-free or low-fat popcorn.
  • Microwave or toast a soft whole grain tortilla with fat-free or low-fat cheese and sliced peppers and mushrooms to make a mini-burrito or quesadilla.
  • Drink fat-free or low-fat chocolate milk (blend it with a banana or strawberries and some ice for a smoothie).

COOKING

  • Make a few changes in the kitchen and you'll be eating healthy in no time. Tips for reducing fa
  • Instead of frying, try baking, broiling, boiling, or microwaving.
  • Choose fat-free or low-fat milk products, salad dressings, and mayonnaise.
  • Add salsa on a baked potato instead of butter or sour cream.
  • Remove skin from poultry (like chicken or turkey) and do not eat it.--if you really want crispy, try a slightly broiled chicken
  • Cool soups and gravies and skim off fat before reheating them.