A recent study discovered that patients who consume more vegetables, fruits and fish reduced their chances of suffering a heart failure, stroke and a heart attack.
Those suffering from heart diseases who consume a heart-healthy diet may lower their risks of suffering a heart attack or stroke, a new Canadian study reveals.
"It is a very common misconception that medications for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular problems will solve or cure the issues at hand," said Samantha Heller, clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn.
"The medications give patients a false sense of protection and security," said Heller, who was not involved with the study. "Many times, physicians do not emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle makeover. Thus, patients tend to ignore general dietary and exercise advice."
The crux of the matter is that the food we eat has a great impact on the health of the complete cardiovascular system.