Swap packaged foods for fresh

Switching from packaged foods to fresh foods is an easy way to jumpstart a healthier diet. Since packaged foods are often high in sodium, which boosts blood pressure, a switch to fresh food is likely to be good for your heart.

Disclaimer:

As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.