A heart healthy diet means following a menu comprised mostly of
plant-based foods. This means eating raw and cooked vegetables of every description, along with fresh fruit, whole grains and beans. Some experts believe you must eat a strictly vegetarian diet, but some cardiologists have gotten very good results by being a little more relaxed, by adding small amounts of lean red meat, like bison or venison.
The other important factor is to eat only whole, unprocessed foods. Some people call this eating from the outer part of the supermarket, where you find the fresh produce and fruit or nonfat dairy products, instead of the highly processed foods, with their chemicals and preservatives, which fill the inner aisles.
By eating like this every day, you could improve your own cardiac health. If you stick with this plan, the results of your next lab test will amaze you!
Tip: If you want to know how much fish, chicken or very lean meat you should eat, envision a portion that is the size of a deck of cards. You won’t go wrong!
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
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