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By NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health
How often do you end a busy day with fast food or a frozen, processed dinner?
It happens. Convenience food is quick, easy and usually tastes good. Unfortunately, it can wreak havoc on your health.
Eating an unhealthy diet can increase your risk of heart disease, the number one killer of adults in the U.S. The good news is that making dietary changes can help reduce your risk.
“Heart disease is not inevitable, and your diet plays a significant role in preventing heart problems down the road,” said Rupa Patil, MD,cardiologist with NorthShore University HealthSystem. “The hardest part of adopting a heart-healthy diet is simply breaking away from old, unhealthy habits.”
Healthy food can be delicious. It can also be quick and easy if you plan ahead. Your heart health is important, and eating healthy can help you avoid medical problems as you age.
Try building your heart-healthy eating plan around these tips:
There are also some foods that should be avoided:
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