Heart Healthy Snacking

Need some ideas for heart healthy snacks to fuel you throughout the day? Try one of these next time you find yourself reaching for a midday pick-me-up.

 

  • Go Nuts:  Unsalted pistachios, cashews, almonds and walnuts are packed with protein and heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. A small handful satisfies hunger.

 

  • Fruits:  Offer Fiber. Sweet and juicy fruits like strawberries, peaches, bananas and cantaloupe are a good source of soluble fiber – the kind of fiber that helps lowers blood cholesterol.

 

  • Veggies:  Carrot sticks, strips of green pepper, broccoli florets and cauliflower pieces are just a few of the many raw vegetables that provide a hefty dose of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals to keep your heart healthy.

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