Living a Certified Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Boar’s Head encourages everyone to make smart food choices and not to compromise when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle. Heart disease is the nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. Taking care of your heart by eating well is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
A healthy diet plays a key role in the prevention of heart disease. It is important to limit excess sodium, calories, added sugar, saturated fat and trans fat. Sodium can increase blood pressure, while saturated and trans fat can raise cholesterol to unhealthy levels. Choosing Boar's Head American Heart Association certified deli meats is one step toward a heart-healthy diet.
But avoiding foods that are high in sodium and saturated fat isn’t enough. By combining Boar’s Head American Heart Association certified deli meats with fruits, vegetables and whole grains you will get the nutrients you need while adopting a healthy diet pattern and without compromising flavor.
To view a complete list of Boar’s Head American Heart Association certified deli meats, click here.
Tips for a Heart-Healty Diet and Lifestyle
Watch Saturated and Trans Fats.
Diets with increased levels of saturated fat and trans fat can lead to an increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which can lead to heart problems or stroke. All Boar’s Head certified heart-healthy deli meats are made with premium ingredients to provide the quality flavor you expect, but with 2 g or less of saturated fat and less than 0.5g of trans fat per serving.
Keep the Flavor, Lose the Salt.
Reducing sodium in your diet helps to lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart. Our certified heart-healthy deli meats contain 480mg or less of sodium per serving. Pair our lower sodium cheeses with a certified heart-healthy chicken or turkey for a sandwich that is full of flavor, but not the salt.
Heart-Check® Your Foods.
The American Heart Association Heart-Check mark is an easy way to identify foods that will make your heart happy. Boar’s Head is proud to offer over two dozen of certified heart-healthy premium deli meats.
Moderation is Everything.
Like everything else, common sense is key. Too much salt can be a true health danger. Balancing Boar’s Head lower sodium deli meats and cheeses with fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help contribute to a healthy diet pattern.
By getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week, you can reduce your risk of heart disease. Set small, achievable goals that you can commit to in order to make physical activity a permanent part of your healthy lifestyle. Try these simple tips from the American Heart Association to get started.
Boar’s Head Good-For-Your-Heart Recipes*
Your heart’s health is no place to cut corners.™ Try our simple and delicious recipes that are good for your heart. Heart-Check Food Certification does not apply to recipes unless expressly stated.
Featured America Heart Association Certified Products
American Heart Association Certified Products
Franks, Sausages, Bacon
*Please note that the Heart-Check Food Certification does not apply to links to other information unless expressly stated.
For more information, see the AHA nutrition guidelines here.
*American Heart Association® and the Heart-Check Mark are registered trademarks of the American Heart Association.