Heart-Healthy Diet Guidelines

Learn how to improve your heart health by watching your weight, eating more vegetables and fruits, filling up on fiber and more.

By EatingWell Editors

Heart-Healthy Diet Guidelines

Heart disease is the world's number one killer. It is responsible for one in every three deaths. It affects women and men with no respect for geography or economics. Other facts about heart disease:

Fact: Cardiovascular disease is America's number-one killer, claiming 900,000 lives each year.

Fact: Some heart risk factors, such as family history, are out of your control.

Fact: A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons against heart disease.

To help prevent cardiovascular disease, EatingWell’s nutrition experts recommend the following heart-healthy eating guidelines.

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