TIPS From the American Heart Association Choose wisely, even with healthier foods. Ingredients and nutrient content can vary.
Look for the AHA’s Heart-Check mark in the grocery store to easily identify foods that can be part of an overall healthy diet. Learn more at heartcheck.org.
Compare nutrition information on package labels and select foods with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated and trans fat, and no partially hydrogenated oils.
Watch your calorie intake. To maintain weight, consume only as many calories as you use up through physical activity. If you want to lose weight, consumer fewer calories or burn more.
Eat reasonable portions. Often this is less than you are served.
Prepare and eat healthy meals at home. You’ll have more control over ingredients and portion sizes.
Eat a wide variety of foods to get all the nutrients your body needs.