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Top 10 Heart Healthy Snacks

February is Heart Month, a time when everyone can focus on their cardiovascular health. Take a look at Harmony’s top 10 snack choices that are great for heart health, at any age.

  1. Apples- an apple a day keeps the doctor away
  1. Blueberries- sweet, tasty, and heart-healthy
  1. Crackers with Hummus- lots of fiber helps lower cholesterol
  1. Edamame- soy protein has been linked to lower cholesterol
  1. Greek Yogurt- Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt
  1. Nuts- people who snack on nuts are less likely to have heart disease
  1. Oatmeal- lowers cholesterol and fights high blood pressure
  1. Popcorn- it’s a whole grain, just go easy on the salt and butter
  1. Sweet Potato Fries- chock full of antioxidants and potassium
  1. Toast with Peanut Butter- a great blend of fiber and healthy fats

Snacking between meals is a great way to bring more nutrition to your day and keep you energized and focused. Don’t forget to check nutrition labels and watch out for added sugars and salt.

 

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Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/american_heart_month.htm#:~:text=February%20is%20American%20Heart%20Month,for%20heart%20disease%20and%20stroke

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/add-color/healthy-snacking

https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7877625/best-heart-healthy-snacks/

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/heart-healthy-snacks/

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