Study: Many Americans say cost is big barrier to heart-healthy food

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A survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic found 46% of Americans believe the cost of nutritious food is the biggest barrier between them and a heart-healthy diet.

The survey also found that some Americans are unclear on which diets are the healthiest for their hearts. In fact, 10% chose a fast-food diet as the healthiest, with parents being two times more likely to choose it.

On top of having a balanced diet, it’s also important to exercise to keep your heart healthy, doctors at Cleveland Clinic explained.

For those looking for a certain type of diet to follow for heart health, Cleveland Clinic recommends the Mediterranean diet – which research has shown can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.

The Mediterranean diet consists of mainly fruits, vegetables, grains, olive oil, nuts and some fish and poultry.