August 2001 Issue

ENs Guide To All The Latest On Heart-Smart Supplements And Foods

(Part two of a two-part feature on heart disease and diet.) The primary prescription for maintaining a healthy heart is to eat a diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fats, moderate in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. (See EN, July 2001.) But what of specific foods and supplements you’ve heard about that might keep your arteries from clogging? Can nuts really lower cholesterol? Can fish thin the blood? Are soy foods your salvation?

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