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Nutrition and Food Services

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Heart Health (Cholesterol, Blood Pressure)

15 Ways to Increase Vegetable Intake
Anti-inflammatory Foods
Common Fats and Oils
Controlling Sodium When Shopping
DASH Eating Plan to Lower Blood Pressure
Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol
Foods that can Help Lower Cholesterol: Phytosterols
Heart Healthy Grocery Shopping
High Blood Pressure
Lipids and Heart Health: Know Your Numbers
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Heart Health
Low Sodium Cooking
Low Sodium Diet Tips
Mediterranean Diet
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Overview
Preparing for Heart Healthy Dining
Sodium and Heart Failure
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes to Lower Cholesterol 
Tips for Cardiovascular Health
Tips to Lower Your Sodium Intake 
Trans Fats

Additional resources

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute*  A website sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Learn how to assess your health risks, access a list of health topics A-Z, and find tips on controlling your weight. 

The American Heart Association* is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

*By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.

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