Preventing Heart Disease with a Healthy Diet

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A heart healthy diet is not about food restrictions or elimination. Rather, a heart healthy diet is about variety and moderation. In some cases, adding certain foods to your diet is just as important as limiting other foods. This article outlines the shift away from a focus on low-fat diets and more to overall dietary patterns that emphasize a plant-centric eating habits (such as including a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your meals).