healthy diet for heart

Heart Disease and Diet Management: What you should know

4 years ago

According to some studies released, nearly half of fatalities from cardiac or Heart disease or illness, stroke, and diabetes can be ascribed to bad diet. Some of the nutritional modifications that can be made— those specifically mentioned in this study— to reduce your likelihood of heart illness. Some ideas on each of them are as follows:

Dr. Dinesh Sehgal ( Interventional cardiologist at Sapra Multispeciality Hospital, Hisar suggests that a person should eat food to prevent Heart stroke are:

1. Fruits: Add servings of fresh fruits in your daily diet. Try to incorporate fruit into or after each small meal that you eat.

2. Vegetables: Vegetables are filled with good nutrients including fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Because of all these nutrients, add a raw and cooked form of vegetables in your daily diet to prevent heart diseases.

whole grains

3. Whole Grains: Stop using processed and refined bread and pasta. Start using whole grains which are rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, B vitamins and dietary fiber.

4. Nuts: These are heart-healthy snack only when used in moderate amount. They help in maintaining cholesterol level as it contains good cholesterol (unsaturated fats). Nuts should be eaten in the limit as they include high calories.

nuts for heart health

5. Omega 3 Fatty acid-rich food: Include foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids as they help in alleviating the high triglycride level. Good source of Omega 3 fatty acids is seafood including salmon and tuna fish, oyster.

Omega 3 fatty acid rich foods

Dr. Dinesh Sehgal, (Cardiologist) also suggest what foods should a person must avoid

Sodium intake: It is suggested that an adult should take sodium below 2300 mg/day. It is a dietary addition that has a direct correlation with heart health, increasing blood pressure and putting stress on the arteries in the heart.

Cola Drinks: Sodas and juices aren’t good for us. The link between increased sugar in our diets and heart disease, diabetes and stroke is strong.

soda drinks

Red meat and processed foods: This kind of foods contain saturated fats that can increase cholesterol and risk for heart disease and stroke.

There is a strong connection between heart health and diet. Heart illness, stroke, and diabetes fatalities were attributed to diet. Modifying our diets will make it easier for us to have a healthy heart.

Seema Jain

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