Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples

(HealthDay News) — Keeping a stash of heart-healthy basics means you can whip up a nutritious meal on a moment’s notice.

The American Heart Association suggests you include:

  • Canned beans, tuna, salmon, marinara and tomatoes.
  • Whole grains, including whole-wheat pasta, bulgur, quinoa and brown rice.
  • Spelt, whole-wheat flour or cornmeal — to use in baking.
  • Low-sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and low-sodium bouillon cubes.
  • Dried herbs, such as rosemary, basil, thyme, curry powder and oregano.