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Heart Healthy Eating – Preventing Heart Disease

Heart Healthy Eating Can Prevent Heart Disease

February is Heart Health Month

Granola Gourmet offers these tips to help you find heart healthy choices.

  1. Reduce Sodium (salt) in your food. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults eat less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about a teaspoon).
  2. Limiting unhealthy fats and cholesterol is the most important step you can take to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. Polyunsaturated & Monounsaturated are the two unsaturated  fats that appear to not raise LDL cholesterol. Some examples of foods that contain these include nuts and seeds such as almonds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, salmon, trout, herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and liquid vegetable oils such as olive, canola and sunflower.
  3. Omega-3 fatty acids can lower blood fats called triglycerides. You’ll find omega-3 fatty acid sources in flaxseeds, oats and almonds.
  4. Fiber, particularly whole grains, and other nutrients help you regulate blood pressure and improve heart health. Flaxseeds are high in both fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower your total blood cholesterol.
  5. Top heart healthy foods are all top-performers in protecting your heart and blood vessels. They include: flaxseeds, oatmeal, almonds, blueberries, strawberries and cranberries.

For those looking to eat heart healthy, Granola Gourmet energy bars contribute to a heart healthy diet. They are very low sodium (less than 35mg) and contain top heart healthy ingredients: oats, almonds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and olive oil.

For more information, to purchase Granola Gourmet Energy Bars online or to find a store near you, visit  For more information on Heart Health Month: (American Heart Association)

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