As we jump head first into the holidays, consider these heart healthy tips as you go about your week:
- Keep up your exercise regimen during the holidays. Activity helps you metabolize food more quickly.
- Look for the American Heart Association’s “heart check-mark” on packaging as you shop, ensuring that the foods you cook with meet specific nutritional guidelines.
- Try to include as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible in your daily meal plan to counteract the high-starch and high-sugar foods that are so prevalent during the holidays.