Fact or fiction: Best food and drink for heart health



So called, “heart healthy foods” may not be as beneficial as we think. For example, we’ve been told that we should be eating salmon and drinking red wine to maintain a health heart. Meanwhile, death related to heart disease is still on the rise.

David Foreman, pharmacist and author of the new book, “4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease”, has some tips about what we should be eating instead.

TRUE or FALSE: Oatmeal is not the best heart healthy breakfast.

TRUE: Twenty years ago the FDA gave oatmeal the status of a “heart healthy” health claim, and while this may hold true for the real-deal oats, its the on-the-go, pre-packaged and processed oats cousin that most Americans grab, which are not so great for the heart. Instant oatmeal is often loaded with sugar and unhealthy ingredients, and although regular oatmeal is healthier it’s still heavy on the stomach. It’s better to get the heart health benefits of oatmeal in supplement form with oat beta glucan, which is a type of fiber found in oat bran, oatmeal and rolled oats, and can be taken as a supplement in pill or powder form. The nutrient has been shown in many studies to improve cholesterol levels and lower triglycerides.

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