Foods containing at least 0.4g per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a total daily intake of at least 0.8 g, as part of a low saturated fat, low trans fat and low cholesterol diet, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Promise® SuperShots® provides 2.0g plant sterols. More info available at: http://www.promisehealthyheart.com/products_supershots.aspx
Promise® SuperShots® for blood pressure (drinkable yogurt)
Good source of potassium and low in sodium. Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. More info available at: http://www.promisehealthyheart.com/products_supershots.aspx
CocoaVia® Brand Chocolate Bars and cholcolate covered almonds
Phytosterols have been studied for more than 50 years and it’s well documented that a significant decrease in LDL-cholesterol can be achieved by consuming 1-3 grams of plant sterols each day. Each 22-gram bar of CocoaVia® Original Chocolate contains 100 mg flavanols and 1.1 grams of natural plant extracts.
Almonds are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin E, and provide many other nutrients such as protein, fiber, B6, magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc.
More info available at http://www.cocoavia.com/
Handful of Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts (unsalted), Pistachios (unsalted)
Nuts are easy to store and travel with. Good source of fiber, unsaturated (healthy fats), omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and plant sterols. Even though nuts contain healthy fats they still have a lot of calories so should be eaten in moderation. Current guidelines suggest eating 1 to 2 ounces (or a small handful) of nuts each day.
Snacks Rich in Fiber
Women should eat about 25 grams of fiber per day, men 30 grams. High fiber diets can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, reduce belly fat and prevent diabetes and colon cancer. High fiber, low calorie snacks include: air-popped popcorn, fresh fruits (with peel), whole grain crackers.
Flaxseed (actual seeds or ground up flaxseed, not the oil) contains a lot of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. We recommend sprinkling on yogurt, cereal, vegetables, salad.
More heart healthy nutritional information available in “Take Charge: A Woman’s Guide to a Healthier Heart” visit http://heart-strong.com/