Confused about conflicting advice on what foods can cut your risk of having a heart attack or stroke? Here’s a snapshot of the diet advice in the 2019 guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology: ■ Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, whole grains, and fish. ■ Replace saturated fat with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. ■ Minimize refined carbs (white flour, added sugars), sweetened beverages, and processed meats (like bacon, hot dogs, lunch meats, and sausage).