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February is National Heart Month

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The latest nutritional research shows we really are what we eat. Julie Upton, a registered dietitian and communications expert who specializes in nutrition and fitness, explains the science behind a heart healthy diet as well as why it can also help you lose weight. If, for example, you eat fruit or vegetables every 2 to 3 hours, you’ll maximize your disease-fighting ability and lose weight too.

Upton also suggests ways to turn recipes into heart healthy options that still taste good. “It’s not low-fat that always wins,” she says. “It’s the right fats. Avocados, for example, are rich in good unsaturated fats and make a great addition to any salad or sandwich.”

Upton’s articles on creating balanced diet plans are frequently published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Redbook Prevention and Shape magazine. She has also appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Evening News and ABC World News Tonight.
For more information on Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart, go to www.moreaboutthat.info, click on our Heart Healthy segment and then download our podcast to see the segment online.
If you are a news station and have access to Pathfire, this story is also available on Pathfire DMG. Click on binoculars, select advanced search tab, highlight DWJ archive, and use keywords: Heart Healthy.

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