NHLBI Publishes New Heart Healthy Cookbook – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be changed, like age, gender and genes or race. But good nutrition can help control other risk factors. Janet de Jesus at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says heart-healthy foods are low in saturated fat, trans-fat, cholesterol, and are moderate in sodium. They include fruits vegetables and whole grains.
De Jesus: All of these foods can help you keep your cholesterol levels, your blood pressure, your weight, in check.
Narrator: Controllable risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure and overweight. For more information on heart disease risk, healthy eating and a new heart-healthy cookbook, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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