February is American Heart Month, and rightfully so, considering it’s also the month when partners celebrate their love for one another with acts of the appreciation on Valentine’s Day.

While your sweetheart may hold the key to your heart, you hold the key to a healthier heart by controlling what’s in your diet and what you don’t allow past your lips. Eating more heart-healthy foods can be as simple as swapping out some of your favorite condiments, toppings, and cooking ingredients for healthier, yet equally delicious and effective substitutions.

By incorporating these simple swaps into your daily routine, you can lower your saturated fat intake, and increase your intake of heart-healthy fats (i.e. omega-3s and monounsaturated fats), fiber, and antioxidants, all of which promote cardiovascular health.

Show yourself some love this month by giving our top nine heart-healthy food and beverage swaps a try.

12 Food Swaps to Improve Your Diet

12 Food Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Switch up your diet and reap the benefits for your health and your physique.

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