Heart Health

10 Tips for Heart Healthy Cooking


Replace processed grains with whole grains

Eliminate salt and watch for hidden sodium sources

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Use nonfat yogurt in place of sour cream

Select lean cuts of meat

Use herbs and spices for flavor instead of added fat

Include fish in your diet at least twice a week

Replace butter in recipes with heart healthy oils

Snack on nuts

Beware of portion sizes

Plan ahead

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Amy Hendel, P.A.


Known as "The HealthGal", Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, health coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @Healthgal1103 and on Facebook @TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”