Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart

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Health experts say the old saying "you are what you eat" may hold some truth.

That's because the road to a healthy heart begins with what you consume.

Some healthy heart foods include: fruits and vegetables, fish, proteins, whole grains as well as lean and skinless meat.

Heart Disease remains the number one killer within the United States, and health experts say food selection can play a vital role in disease prevention.

"You can do something about the type of foods you eat and the amounts of exercise that you get," Dietitian Jody Peach said. "These can help with your cholesterol, your blood pressure, and lower your weight which are all things that can contribute to heart disease."

Foods to avoid include fried or fatty foods, as well as trans fats.