Guide to Heart Healthy Eating

Table of Contents


Risk factors for heart disease

Fats in Blood

  • Blood Cholesterol
  • High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
  • Triglycerides

Dietary Fats

  • Monounsaturated Fats
  • Polyunsaturated Fats
  • Dietary Cholesterol
  • Saturated Fats
  • Hydrogenated Fats
  • Partially Hydrogenated Fats

Food Guide Pyramid

Label Reading Guidelines

Sample Label

What to look for on a label

  • Serving size
  • Total fat
  • Saturated fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Ingredient list

Food Groups


Dairy Products




Special Desserts/Baked Goods

Other Dietary Restrictions

  • Sugar
  • Salt/Sodium

Summary of Limits

Ingredient Substitutions

Tips and Hints to Help You Manage Your Diet

Parties, Holidays and Special Occasions

Dining Out

Supermarket Savvy