: conducive to a healthy heart and circulatory system
heart-healthy exercise
a heart-healthy diet

Examples of heart-healthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frozen fish has the same vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids as fresh and can cost 20 to 25% less, says Los Angeles nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N. Buying frozen also makes upgrading to wild fish options more affordable. Leslie Goldman, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Sep. 2023 For a heart-healthy source of nitrates, beets can be added to smoothies or roasted along with other seasonal vegetables. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 13 Sep. 2023 Healthy fats, such as olive oil, are used in several of the Blue Zone regions and provide a slew of heart-healthy fatty acids and antioxidants. Good Housekeeping, 8 Sep. 2023 Strawberry Banana Shake Adding ground flax to this classic protein shake provides you with extra fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats, St. Pierre says. Paul Kita, Men's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, or DASH diet, is specifically formulated to lower blood pressure, although any heart-healthy diet such as vegan or Mediterranean will also work, said Whelton. Michelle Pugle, Health, 14 Aug. 2023 Invasive carp or copi are billed as a heart-healthy fish rich in Omega 3s. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 9 Aug. 2023 Researchers say the new study emphasizes the power of nutrition, and how intakes of heart-healthy foods can influence health outcomes. Sherri Gordon, Health, 2 Aug. 2023 But pushing yourself a bit can turn your stroll into a heart-healthy activity. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heart-healthy was in 1980

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“Heart-healthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart-healthy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


: conducive to a healthy heart and circulatory system
heart-healthy exercise
a heart-healthy diet
Sales of fish-oil supplements—one source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids—are booming and poised to climb even higher.David Bjerklie et al., Time
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