Heart Healthy Habits

It is never too late or too early to take care of your heart. Why not take a moment change your eating habits to be heart healthy? Check out these quick tips from the Franklin Institute, a museum where science and technology, curiosity and learning thrive.

A heart healthy diet should include:

  • Total fat intake should be less than 30 percent of total calories daily.
  • Saturated fatty acid intake should be less than 10 percent of total calories daily.
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake should be no more that 10 percent of total calories daily.
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids make up the rest of total fat intake, about 10 to 15 percent of total calories daily.
  • Cholesterol intake should be no more than 300 milligrams per day.
  • Sodium intake should be no more than 3000 milligrams per day.
  • Beware of chemicals in your food like caffeine, MSG, and other food additives.

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