Heart-Healthy Tip #16: Choose Low-Fat Dairy

By: Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.  |  Thursday, February 24, 2011

Choose Low-Fat Dairy: Dairy products like milk, sour cream and yogurt are a good source of calcium. Replacing whole-milk dairy products with low-fat or nonfat is an easy way to cut saturated fat in your diet. Plus, substituting low-fat dairy for full-fat versions may also help lower blood pressure, according to a 2009 study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.