The American Heart Association challenging you to create a healthier grocery list

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Grocery shopping can be overwhelming with so many options to choose from, but the American Heart Association is working to make grocery shopping easy and healthier. 

There are a number of items you can swap out for a healthier version. 

Registered Dietitian April Sins said swapping regular white rice out for brown rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice is healthier. Tthese options give you more fiber and help you feel more full.

LSU Nutrition Student Bianca Jones said to swap out potato chips for the baked version. This helps cut back on calories while still providing flavor and that crunch that many crave. Baked versions on chips have 65% less fat. 

Sins also suggested to pick meats that are more lean, with less marbling. Instead of grilling a ribeye steak, Sins said to pick a tuna steak or slamon. 

Sins said when it comes to fruits and vegetables, the more colorful the better. 

Having a variety of fruits and vegetables in you diet provides a number of different nutrients and vitamins. 

For more health tips visit the American Heart Association‘s webiste. 

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