Menu developed based on input from the American Heart Association
Individuals with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a history of heart problems are at a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. But the choices you make at breakfast, lunch and dinner can make a world of difference when it comes to your heart health.
This is why Mom’s Meals NourishCare offers heart-friendly menu options that are sodium-controlled and lower in fat to help you take care of your heart.
What does it mean to eat heart-friendly?
Improving your heart health from a dietary standpoint is about consuming more vegetables, fruits and whole grains and less foods that are high in fat and sodium.
Fruits and vegetables, as good sources of vitamins and minerals, help prevent cardiovascular disease. Rich in dietary fiber, these are an alternative to higher calorie foods.
Increasing the amounts of whole grains you consume is important because they contain fiber and other nutrients that help regulate blood pressure and heart health.
In terms of what foods to avoid, you’ll want to limit the saturated and trans fats you eat. Reducing or eliminating these fats will reduce your blood cholesterol. High blood cholesterol can lead to a buildup in your arteries and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
What is a heart-friendly meal?
The heart-friendly menu options from Mom’s Meals NourishCare all contain 800 mg or less of sodium and less than 30 percent fat per meal. All meals have been developed based on the nutritional guidelines of the American Heart Association. Home delivered meals from Mom’s Meals takes the guesswork out of eating a heart-healthy diet.
If you are a self-pay customer or caregiver interested in our heart-friendly meals, click here to order or contact us for more information. If you are or think you may be eligible to receive meals through a government program or health plan, contact your area agency on aging or health care provider for more information.