Think you have to eat like Bugs Bunny to keep a healthy heart? Think again. Because eating for your heart can be delicious.
Rule of thumb: eat like a Greek. Those Mediterraneans set the standard for how all of us should be eating. “What are those lands known for? Ideal climates, fine wines, lean meats, abundant fish, and heart-friendly olive oil,” says Connie Guttersen, RD, PhD, in her book, The New Sonoma Diet: Trimmer Waist, More Energy in Just 10 Days.
Before we get into the list, let’s get the No-No’s out of the way: cut out so much meat, ladies. Protein is good, but not when it’s connected to a wad of fat. Ditch processed foods, because if you can’t recognize the ingredients on some cheap snack food, chances are your body doesn’t either. Stop eating all the white stuff–white flour, white sugar, white(ish) pasta. Cease and desist having dinner at 9:00 PM, and two bowls of cereal at midnight.