A cardiac diet is a diet meant to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease. It is part of the treatment doctors prescribe to patient with heart and blood vessel problems.
The three main goals of the cardiac diet are to lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and reduce body weight.
Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Your Cardiovascular Health.
- Healthy eating and drinking is an important part of looking after your heart.
- A heart-healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke by 80%
You may be able to lower cholesterol, prevent or manage heart disease and high blood pressure, and take greater control over the quality and length of your life.
Best Food for Cardiac Patients are as follows:
Raw nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, macadamia nuts olive oil, flax seeds, cereals, egg white, skim milk, unsweetened yogurt red, yellow, green, orange fruits & vegetables, fish.
Certain Food has to be restricted:
Transfats from partially hydrogenated or deep-fried foods saturated fats from fried food, fast food, and snack foods packaged foods, especially those high in sodium and sugar, white breads, sugary cereals, refined pastas or rice processed meat such as bacon, sausage, and salami, and fried chicken, yogurt with added sugar, processed cheese
It's clear that healthy eating can make a huge difference.