Most needed heart-healthy food bank donations – Food Banks Canada

Every month, over 860,000 people are helped by food banks. Incorporating nutritious items is important for food banks as statistics show that healthy eating habits reduces the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes. People living in poverty often struggle to access healthy food choices, and heart-healthy items from food banks can go a long way towards improving their diet.

Here is a helpful list of heart-healthy items that are in high demand by food banks.

These high fibre foods can help with weight control and blood cholesterol management, which are risk factors for heart disease and include:

  • Alternative grains including oats, quinoa or brown rice
  • Whole grain items such as cereal or pasta

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