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for a Healthy Heart
Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help make the most of the calories you eat every day. All diets, including free online diet plans should incorporate these tips because your health benefits when they do. Your body needs the right nutrients and these tips will help you to enjoy an overall healthy eating plan.
Specifically, saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol should be limited in free online diet plans. These foods contribute to your "bad" LDL cholesterol in your blood. They're found in meat and dairy foods and products which are commercially baked and fried.
Choose lean meats
No surprise here. Also leave the skin off the poultry and don't prepare meat by adding saturated or trans fat. We just told you to limit that stuff, remember? Meats with the least amount of fat include meat and pork labeled "loin" and "round." Healthy, free online diet plans will include that great tip. Cook by grilling, baking or broiling. And remove all the visible fat from the meat and poultry before cooking.
Watch out for hydrogenated vegetable oils
Reduce the amount of food you eat that contains partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Nasty stuff. Use liquid vegetable oils and soft margarine in place of hard margarine or shortening. If you do this you'll reduce the trans fat in your diet.
Final tip for healthy but free online diet plans
Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt. Almost any pre-packaged food contains an abundance of salt. Cut back on these. You can lower your risk for high blood pressure - and maybe even control it if you already have it - if you eat foods low in salt. Compare food labels and look for the low/lower salt option. There are an abundance of healthy spices you can add to your food to enhance flavor without loading on the salt.
A general rule is to eat less than 2,300 mg of salt per day. Of course, always check with your doctor to determine what is right for you. And some people - African Americans, middle-aged and older adults, and people with high blood pressure - need less than 1,500 mg per day. Those are the basic tips for free online diet plans that place a priority on your health.