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A healthy heart is a happy heart and we are here to help! From delicious recipes to surprising facts about cholesterol, we have all the tools you need to ensure a smart and strong heart without depriving yourself of all the foods you love.

A Sample Menu for a Low-Fat Diet

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Some TLC for your arteries

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute created the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet especially for people with high levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol).

The diet caps the percentage of calories you take in from fat, and also places limits on sodium, dietary cholesterol, and total calories. (A 5’5” woman who weighs 140 pounds and doesn't get much exercise should consume about 1,800 calories and no more than 60 and 12 grams of fat and saturated fat, respectively.)

Sound bland? It doesn’t have to be. In the following slideshow, we've put together a day's sample menu that sticks to the TLC guidelines yet gives plenty of love to your taste buds.

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