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Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease - Nutrition

Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Oct 15, 2020
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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 natureís 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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hi i just wanted to know what all foods and drinks can aggravate an enlarged heart !!


Hi there? Am called ssewanyana Augustine i just want the doctors to tell me does wine help in maintaining heart disease? What I mean taking it moderately not taking too much that can relieve people with heart diseases how far is it true?


to me i have alot to say about this major topic. to be sincere heart disease ocure as a result of incovinent lifestyle and lack of normal diet. apart from hereditry factors, if an average human can take normal diet and have an excercise when necesary and normal job, the rate of death by heart disease will reduced. the major causes of heart disease in some cases is poverty. hope you all know what i mean by poverty. state of an unwealthy condition. no money to maintain normal life style, when there is little illness, there will be financial problem to cure it, which may lead to any heart disease.my name ayodele albert. thanks


Hi I am 31 yrs old woman and recently came to know that I am suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. Can anyone guide me the do's and dont's for patients like me. Also I m a working woman. My job does'nt demand any physical stress. Will I be able to leave a normal healthy life?


thank u for the heart problem life style,am 29 have a swollen heart after giving birth,having difficulties in breathing,am on frusemite ,digoxin ,am always having gastric fluids white like froth coming out,please help

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