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Top Heart-Healthy Diets

One of the major risk factors for both stroke and heart disease is being overweight. A diet that is heart-healthy can help you to not only lose weight, but also to lower triglycerides, blood pressure, and cholesterol. In the opinion of the experts, who rated the diets listed below, the best choice for a heart-healthy diet is the TLC diet.

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The TLC Diet is a six-week weight loss program that was created to help people lose weight by vastly reducing the amount of cholesterol that they consume. What makes it different than other weight loss plans is that it mostly focuses on fat intake rather than taking everything out of one's diet. If the program is used correctly, the company promises that people will see a lot of weight loss by the end of the six weeks.
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Developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the DASH Diet is a program designed to help people eat healthier diets and, as a side benefit, lose weight if they need to. Rather than going into too much technical jargon, the DASH Diet makes it easy on people by giving them a list of healthy fruits, vegetables and lean meats that they can substitute for their current meal plan.
Flexitarian Diet
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The Flexitarian diet was devised by Dawn Jackson Blatner, a Registered Dietician who observed that vegetarians tend to weigh less. This program focuses on becoming a “flexible vegetarian,” or flexitarian, by eating meatless meals on 2 to 5 days per week.
Mediterranean Diet
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While the Mediterranean diet has become increasingly popular in the last few decades, it has its origins in the centuries old diets of Mediterranean countries that have relatively low heart disease rates such as Greece, southern Italy and Spain.
Engine 2 Diet
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The Engine 2 Diet is a program that consists solely of plant foods, which is supposed to help people lower their cholesterol and lose weight.