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How can I eat enough protein and keep my heart healthy?

Here are some tips for a protein-rich, heart-healthy diet:
  • Avoid processed meats. Foods such as hot dogs, salami, and other lunch meats are usually high in fat and sodium.
  • Watch your portion sizes. Stick to portions that are about the size of a deck of cards -- or the palm of your hand. If it’s bigger than the palm of your hand, it’s bigger than one portion.
  • Experiment with meatless recipes. Try substituting beans, low-fat cheese, or tofu in your favorite recipes.
  • Check out a vegetarian cookbook for new ideas for tasty, filling, and easy-to-prepare entrees.

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