We've got 4 ways to eat for improved heart health!
Heart health is very near and dear to my heart (this is Jacque) because I have a strong family history of heart disease. And it's very near to my heart (this is Marzia) because heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US!
These tips will be helpful if you have high cholesterol, cholesterol that has been gradually increasing, and if you have heart disease or family history of heart disease.
1. Swap out saturated fat for polyunsaturated fat. Saturated fat is found in animal foods (meat and dairy), ultra-processed foods (think packaged foods, fried foods, a lot of fast foods), coconut oil, and palm oil. Research has shown replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat can help lower cholesterol which is cardioprotective.
Of course we are proponents of switching from animal proteins to plant proteins, but not all of our Plant Chics are ready to do that 100%. So we encourage you to cut back on your high fat animal...