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What is the best diet for Heart Patient?
What is the best diet for Heart Patient

Heart diseases are the number one killer across the globe. If you also have some sort of heart problem, then its time when you should seriously start thinking of eating a healthy diet for your heart.

Acclaimed dietician and mentor of Diet Clinic, Sheela Seharawat mentions that diet constitutes an important aspect in maintaining health and overcoming diseases. Based on conditions of the patient, type of disease, symptoms, history, age, and many more other factor Dieticians provide guidelines of proper diet.

The heart is the most important organ of our body which pumps blood to all the other organs in order to keep them functioning smoothly. The heart has to work tirelessly for every living second of our life. It is no wonder why, that the heart is the organ that undergoes the highest degree of wear and tears in the human body.


Before you find the appropriate diet for heart disease, let’s understand the major dietary and lifestyle components that work in accordance to keep our heart healthy:

  • The meals should comprise of lots of fruits and vegetables along with other high fiber foods.

  • Should constitute of foods that have low trans-fats and cholesterols.

  • A combination of physical exercise with a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Eat more foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids like fish and seeds.


Diet program Faridabad mentions on foods to eat and avoid for patients of a heart attack:

  • Plenty of green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits.

  • Eat all bread, cereals, pasta, and rice of whole grains.

  • If you are a meat eater, eat lean meat and eggs. No processed foods and meat products including sausages and other packed meat products.

  • Have at least twice to thrice seafood and fish a week.

  • Make sure you add legumes in your meal at least twice a week.

  • No salty, sugary and fried snacks and other foods like pastries, pizzas, pies, chips, and burgers.

  • Drink and eat low-fat or skimmed milk and milk products.

  • Use healthier cooking mediums like olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil, soya bean oil, and peanut oil.

  • Have nuts but make sure that they are neither salted nor sugar-coated.

  • Drink water and plenty of water. No sugary and carbonated drinks, even if they are diet drinks. Drink tea and coffee in moderation.


High levels of cholesterol in the blood are one of the primary cause of heart ailments leading to heart attacks. Cholesterol deposits on our blood vessels and arteries making it difficult for the blood to flow freely through them. Slowly the vessels get totally clogged and result in no blood flow and heart attack.

A good cholesterol diet is what doctors even recommend for such patients. What is it?

  • Get more healthy fats: Not all fats are bad. Avoid saturated and trans fats. Try healthy fats like the ones in nuts, healthy oils, seeds, lean meats and fatty fishes like salmon and sardines.

  • Cut down on high cholesterol foods: Animal-based foods like livers, organ meats, egg yolks, and high-fat dairy.

  • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits.

  • Eat a lot of soluble fiber: Soluble fibers help lowering cholesterol by absorbing them. Whole grain cereals like oatmeal, brans, fruits like apple and banana and legumes like chickpeas, kidney, and lima beans.

  • Eat more Omega3: These fatty acids lowers bad cholesterol and increases the good ones. Salmon and sardines are good examples.

  • Dietician Sheela Seharawat Diet Clinic Faridabad