If your favorite restaurant doesn't offer specific heart-smart foods, you can still make wise choices.
Use the following chart to help you make low-fat or low-sodium choices at eight types of restaurants.
For more information, ask for a handout from the restaurant that lists the amount of fat, saturated fat, sodium and calories in each item.
Fast food is generally not the most heart-smart choice.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Helping Your Heart, fourth edition, cvs-ah-90648
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
Eating a healthful diet low in salt can help to lower your blood pressure. Salt makes your body hold extra fluid. This puts a strain on your heart.
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