High salt and high fat diets are bad for your heart. High fat diets can lead to high cholesterol, which in turn can clog arteries. High salt diets can cause high blood pressure. Both high cholesterol and high blood pressure are causes of heart disease.

Easy changes you can make concerning salt in your diet

  • Use fresh herbs and spices instead of salt
  • Mrs. Dash offers many different varieties of seasonings to enhance the flavor of your food
  • Don't add salt to your food after preparing it
  • Read nutrition labels and choose items with a lower salt content

Easy Changes to reduce fat in your diet

  • Choose low fat versions of your favorite foods
  • Bake or grill instead of frying
  • Pick lean meats such as skinless chicken, 93% lean ground beef, fish, or turkey
  • Eat egg whites or egg beaters instead of whole eggs

The American Heart Association's Nutrition Center is an excellent easy to use resource American Heart Association Nutrition Center


Source: American Heart Association