Friday, March 20, 2009

Heart Healthy Grocery Shopping from the AHA

When you're shopping and trying to decide what to buy have you every noticed the food products with the red heart and white checkmark on them? Wondered what it meant?

The Heart Checkmark represents that the food item has met the American Heart Association's certification criteria to be low in saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy people over age 2. Their criteria lists looks at the amount of fat, salt, cholesterol, whole grains, fiber and some nutrients. By meeting their criteria list these foods are part of a heart healthy diet.

The full certification criteria chart can be found on the American Heart Associations website at http://is.gd/oc2p. Looking for this symbol can make it easier to make Heart Healthy food shopping choices.

Happy food shopping!

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