Photos: The seven guidelines for heart health
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Eat better( Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times )
Studies have shown that diets high in fruits and vegetables can reduce high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease. Its not clear whether the foods themselves make that happen or whether people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables also eat fewer unhealthful foods.
The sodium goal is lower than in previous guidelines, but new data support the 1,500 mg daily limit.
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