The Truth about Heart-Healthy Eating
We debunk five myths about heart-healthy diets and give you truths you can take to heart.
Myth: Sugar is off-limits.
Not true–moderate amounts of sugar are just fine. It's also about choosing your sources of sugar wisely. For example, a smoothie is a better choice than a soft drink, even though they both contain sugar. Focus on sugar-containing foods that have other nutrients instead of just empty calories. Of course, if you have diabetes or are trying to lose weight, pay attention to any type of extra calories, sugar, and carbohydrate because eating too many sugar-containing foods can wreak havoc with blood sugars and also lead to weight gain.
Recipe: Vanilla Honey-Nut Smoothie
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