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  • When it comes to the health of your heart, what you eat is as important as the medicine you take. To help your heart, your health care team may want you to eat less saturated fat, trans fat and/or sodium.

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommend certain guidelines for you to follow for the amount of fat, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium in your diet.

  • Tip

    Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, choosing whole grains, selecting low-fat dairy and protein products (chicken breast, fish, beans and nuts), and cooking with healthful oils can help to keep your heart healthy.