AHA or American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States, engaged in promoting proper cardiac care with intent to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. AHA is a leading COR education and training organization that help people to understand the significance of healthy lifestyle choice. Some of the dietary and other lifestyle related guidelines offered by Aha include:
For healthy eating pattern: For healthy eating pattern, AHA suggests that you must consume a variety of fruits, vegetables and grain products (including whole grains). Further, make sure to include fat-free and low fat dairy products in your diet including fish, poultry, legumes and lean meats.
For a healthy body weight: For a healthy body weight, AHA suggests that you must limit your consumption of foods containing high caloric density and low nutritional quality. Also avoid foods with a high content of sugars. Further, maintain a level of physical activity to achieve fitness.
For a perfect blood cholesterol and lipoprotein profile: To get a desirable blood cholesterol and lipoprotein profile, you must restrict the intake of foods with a high content of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol. Instead, you can eat grains and unsaturated fatty acids from vegetables, fish, legumes, and nuts.