Diabetes and a Heart-Healthy Diet

Did you know that diabetes and heart health are connected?

According to this article, heart disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reports that having diabetes doubles your risk of a heart attack. So how do you keep your heart healthy and cholesterol in check? Your doctor may recommend a cholesterol medication, like a statin, which are said to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious complications from heart disease. But DIET is very important to keeping your heart healthy.

What do we do to eat heart-healthy?

  1. We avoid fried foods like the plague. Fried meat and veggies have much more fat than their grilled or broiled counterparts.
  2. We choose low-fat options like low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese, and eat “good” fats, like avocado, fish and nuts.
  3. We cook at home as often as possible. Restaurant meals are often laden with butter and salt. Tastes good going down, but can make you feel lousy (and thirsty) all night.

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