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American Heart Association healthy diet guidelines

It is important to pay attention to heart health all year long, and with February being Heart Health Month, now is a good time to establish a healthy eating plan.

The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Following a heart-healthy diet is the best way to care for your heart. These guidelines are not just for those with heart disease or a history in their family, they are for everyone.

The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages the public to make heart-healthy decisions with their diet. The guidelines emphasize dietary patterns, not specific foods or nutrients.