Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease - Nutrition

Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease - Nutrition

Nutrition especially the number of calories and from which type of food and nutrient (especially the type of fat) you get those calories is very important. Be aware of how many calories you need to consume to maintain your average weight. If you are obese this is the right time to begin a diet modification plan towards general good health. If you have consumed more calories than desired, increase your physical activity to burn those unnecessary calories.

Eat healthily and wisely. Incorporate more of the following foods in your diet.

Increase your daily intake from the following Food Groups.

Fruits and vegetables

They are nature’s gift to us. They contain essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fibre and are generally low in calories. They also taste good and add colour and flavour to the daily diet.

Whole Grain Foods

Unrefined whole grain foods not only give you a feeling of bulk and satiety but also provide natural fibre, which is effective in lowering cholesterol. Thus it can also help in weight maintenance.


Whole beans and legumes

Legumes and beans are rich in protein, fibre and vitamins of the B complex group. Whole beans provide the essential fibre required for heart disease patients.


Ongoing studies on omega3 fatty acids from certain fish like salmon, trout and herring have show a correlation between lowering the risk of heart disease and consumption of fish.

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