Heart-Healthy Diet Guidelines

By EatingWell Editors

Learn how to improve your heart health by watching your weight, eating more vegetables and fruits, filling up on fiber and more.

Limit sugary drinks and foods

Americans’ consumption of added sugars (e.g., sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup) has risen about 25 percent in the last four decades. Added sugars are “empty” calories that supply few nutrients—and research links drinking lots of sugary beverages with weight gain.

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