A Low-Cholesterol Grocery List to Celebrate American Heart Month

Celebrate this year’s American Heart Month by educating yourself on the value of heart-healthy ingredients and by using our low-cholesterol grocery list during your next Foodtown supermarket visit. Nutritious eating is crucial for maintaining heart health, especially after a winter season of lowered temperatures, which may have prohibited our usual exercise routines.

The Benefit of Heart-Healthy Ingredients

Low-cholesterol foods are an important component of maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. When your diet consists of high-cholesterol ingredients, fatty deposits can be formed in your arteries, which harden and narrows them, making it difficult for blood to be pumped throughout your body. A low-cholesterol diet not only helps to keep your arteries clear and your heart pumping strongly, but it can also greatly reduce your risk of a stroke or of developing diabetes. Fortunately, there are plenty of heart-healthy ingredients available that make it easy and delicious to get on the right track of leading a life of cardiovascular health.

Low-Cholesterol Foods for your Weekly Shopping Trip

Stocking your pantry with heart-healthy ingredients isn’t as daunting as it may seem. To help our customers shop healthfully and efficiently, we’ve crafted a grocery shopping list of naturally low-cholesterol proteins, produce, and more.

Meat, Fish, and Meat Alternatives

  • Skinless, boneless chicken or turkey breast
  • Ground white meat turkey or chicken
  • Fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna
  • Fat-trimmed pork tenderloin
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Seitan

Produce

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Oranges
  • Grapes

Grains

  • Couscous
  • Quinoa
  • Farro
  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole wheat cereal
  • Rolled, steel-cut, or Irish oats

Beans & Seeds

  • Dried or canned (reduced-sodium) beans such as black beans, pinto beans, and garbanzo beans
  • Flax seed
  • Peas
  • Soybeans

Dairy & Dairy Substitutes

  • Non- or low-fat yogurt
  • Non- or low-fat milk
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Sour cream

Condiments

  • Salsa
  • Hummus
  • Mustard
  • Low-sodium barbecue sauce
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Vinegar, such as rice, red wine, balsamic, and apple cider
  • Olive and canola oils

Desserts (yes, desserts!)

  • Popsicles
  • Jello
  • Pudding

Don’t put off your heart health any longer. Bring this handy low-cholesterol grocery list to your next visit to your local Foodtown grocery store. Plus, be sure to take advantage of the savings within our weekly supermarket circular to meet your family’s budget!