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HEART HEALTH

Heart-Health Tips 


Heart health is a major concern in the U.S., however there are steps you can take to monitor and maintain your health.  

 

 

Follow a balanced diet low in saturated fat and sodium and high in fiber including a variety of vegetable, legumes and whole grains and zero or low calorie beverages without added sugar.


Tea Can Help Support A Healthy Heart

Daily consumption of 2-3 eight fl. oz. cups of Lipton unsweetened brewed black and green tea provides naturally occurring, heart-friendly flavonoids.
According to USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, despite the misconception that eating healthy is expensive, selecting food choices to make up a healthy dietary pattern can be affordable and fit within budgetary constraints.
Unsweetened green or black tea is a budget-friendly beverage that can also support a healthy heart.

What is it about unsweetened tea that’s so great for helping to maintain heart health? It is the combination of flavonoid content, hydration and no added sugar.

The benefits of tea including its impact on heart disease, have been studied for over a decade. Read more (PDF) about one of the most comprehensive published scientific studies on tea and its positive impact on heart health.


 

 

Current science supports that drinking unsweetened black and green brewed tea everyday, hot or iced, can help support a healthy heart.

References:

1. "The American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations." Accessed January 27, 2022. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/aha-diet-and-lifestyle-recommendations.

2. "How to Prevent Heart Disease At Any Age." Accessed January 27, 2022. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/how-to-help-prevent-heart-disease-at-any-age.

3. Kristi M Crowe-White, Levi W Evans, Gunter G C Kuhnle, Dragan Milenkovic, Kim Stote, Taylor Wallace, Deepa Handu, Katelyn E Senkus, Flavan-3-ols and Cardiometabolic Health: a Guideline Recommendation by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Advances in Nutrition, 2022;, nmac105, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmac105

 

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