Q. There are so many products labeled "heart healthy" in the supermarket. Are they all good for you?

A. “Just because something is labeled ‘heart healthy’ doesn’t mean you should eat it. These products should only be substitutes for foods you would have eaten anyway. If, say, you were going to buy crackers and one brand is labeled ‘heart healthy,’ you might consider buying those, if there seemed to be a good reason—for example, they were made with whole grains. But don’t buy a product just because it is labeled ‘heart healthy.’ The most critical thing is maintaining a healthy body weight.”


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