- Reviewed by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
Need some holiday gift ideas for loved ones and friends — or maybe even yourself? Here are some suggestions from two Harvard experts that may help inspire heart-friendly habits.
Kitchen tools and gadgets
Eating home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients is a good way to make sure your diet benefits your heart and overall health. Gadgets that make food prep easier, quicker, and safer can help, says Kate Mitchell, a dietitian at the Lipid and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "The No. 1 tool I recommend is a food chopper, which you can use to dice onions and many other vegetables and fruits," she says. They often come with adjustable blades for different cutting styles, such as a very small dice or thin slices.
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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
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Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
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