Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in North America. Diet plays an important role in heart disease. For example, a diet rich in saturated fats (found mostly animal products), trans fat (found in highly processed foods to increase shelf life), and an imbalance in energy intake and energy expenditure can increase your risk for heart disease. This is not to say that animal products should be cut out completely, but it is important to be mindful of the types and amount of meats consumed.
Here are some tips to decrease your risk for heart disease:
Stephanie Aboueid, RD, MSc