The A-B-C’s Of Heart Healthy Foods

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By Kac Young Ph.D, DCH, ND

healthywordsWe’re definitely back to school this time of year and in the thick of it. While we’re busy hitting the books and the showers after a good game of football, let’s try to remember the A-B-C’s of healthy eating, too.

When it’s time for snacks, or making a food choice, use this chart and be the head of your class.

A – Apples
B – Blueberries
C – Carrots
D – Dates
E – Edamame
F – Flaxseed
G – Grapes
H – Hummus
I – Ice berg lettuce
J – Juice – fresh, without added sugars.
K – Kiwi
L – Lima beans
M – Mandarin oranges
N – Nuts, unsalted
O – Oatmeal
P – Peppers
Q – Quinoa
R – Raspberries
S – Sweet potatoes
T – Tomatoes
U – Umbrella fruit
V – Vegetables!
W – Whole grains
X – XiQua (Chinese watermelon)
Y – Yoghurt
Z – Zucchini

Included in this list are healthy foods for the heart, the brain and for the whole body. Skip the candy and the fried or processed foods and stick with this list. If you do, you’ll stay out of the nurses’ station, the doctor’s office and have more time for fun with friends, family and school events. These A-B-C’s will never let you down. They will always help you up and out.

– Kac Young, a former television director and producer, has earned a Ph.D. in Natural Health and is a Doctor of both Clinical Hypnotherapy and Naturopathy. She is the author of 10 books. Heart Easy is a system of nutritionally sound, delicious meals that promote heart health, long life and taste great. Traditional recipes are turned into heart healthy meals that anyone can make. The health results are outstanding.