The Heart Healthy Diet
In order to keep your LDL and your risk for heart disease low, you should start on the Heart Healthy Diet. The Heart Healthy Diet is an eating plan that can help keep your blood cholesterol low and decrease your chance of developing heart disease. Remember: the Heart Healthy Diet is fine for the whole family, including children from the age of 2-4 onward. Children under 2 years of age should not follow the Heart Healthy Diet – they need more fat to provide enough calories for growth and development.
Heart Healthy Diet Guidelines — you should eat:
- 8-10% of the day’s total calories from saturated fat.