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Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 3: Go Unrefined

By Brierley Wright, February 2, 2012 - 12:48pm

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To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:

Tip 3: Go Unrefined.

Pick whole grains over refined grains. People who eat more whole grains tend to have lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and higher “good” HDL cholesterol. Plus, because whole grains have their bran intact they have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients.

For more Healthy Hearts Challenge tips, meal plans and recipes, visit the Healthy Hearts Challenge landing page.

TAGS: Brierley Wright, Health Blog, Health, Healthy Hearts Challenge, Nutrition

Brierley Wright
Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

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