Heart-healthy eating is not complicated. However, if you are eating a typical American diet, your "on-the-run" eating may not be heart healthy. Page ContentThe next time you are at the grocery store or your favorite restaurant, take a second look as some of the healthy options that many stores and restaurants are offering.Heart-Healthy Food CategoryIn The Grocery StoreAt RestaurantsVegetablesFreshly packaged spinach, green beans, broccoli, carrots, etc. to steam in the microwaveVegetables that are good in the steamer (squash, asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli)Salad with little or no dressingA "veggie" plate, with steamed vegetablesLean proteins and low-fat dairySkinless chicken breast to grillSliced turkey, with the American Heart Association's check mark, for sandwichesLegumes and beansLow-fat cheeses, yogurt and milkGrilled, baked or poached fishSteamed seafoodCeviche - lemon cooked fish and shellfishGrilled chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bunAlways ask to have your food grilled "dry" - without oil/butterFruitsBananas, rich in potassium and an easy-to-pack snackApples, star fruit and berries, are rich in fiberFresh fruit desert, without dipSide order of fruitWhole grainsWhole grain bread with at least 3 grams of fiber per sliceQuick-cooking brown riceWhole wheat pastaWhole grain breadsRemember, good heart health requires a low fat, low sodium, high fiber diet. Aim to keep sodium consumption under 1,500 mg per day, and if you consume alcohol the limit is 1 beverage per day for women and 2 beverages per day for men. A serving is a 5 ounce glass of wine, a 12 ounce beer, or 1-1/2 ounces of 80-proof whiskey. Alcohol, in moderation, can enhance heart health by increasing the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) but in excessive amounts, alcohol can hinder heart health.