A diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains is still the best way to promote heart health, according to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) nutrition committee.
Omega-3 fats and legumes (including beans, lentils, and peas) remain good sources of sources for heart health. Coffee and tea without added cream and sugar are also good choices.
Nutrients can help, but you’ll miss out on other good things food provides.
“Supplements are just isolated nutrients, without the other beneficial food components created by nature,” said Lemond, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Doctors say people should avoid sugars and energy drinks, and to limit their daily coffee consumption to three 8-ounce cups of coffee.
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