One aspect of managing your heart attack risk factors includes eating a heart-healthy
diet, including the right amounts of:
To help, the federal government has established a food plate guide and food labeling
laws. The food plate can help you eat a variety of foods while encouraging the right
amount of calories and fat.
To find more information about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 and to find the right recommendations for your age, sex, and physical activity level,
visit the Online Resources page for the links to the ChooseMyPlate.gov and 2015-2020
Dietary Guidelines sites. Please note that the My Plate plan is designed for people
over the age of 2 who do not have chronic health conditions.
Maintaining a heart-healthy, balanced diet will help:
Manage stroke and heart attack risk factors
Prevent or manage other chronic diseases
Help lose weight and boost energy
Promote overall good health