What should be the diet for a cardiac patient?
Hello, I have a cardiac patient in my home. What should be the diet for a cardiac patient? Please help me so that I can adhere to this. After a heart attack, treatment focuses on preventing a future heart attack or any related complications, like a stroke. Please help me with your suggestions.
@manpreet A heart-healthy diet consists of:
lots of fruits and vegetables
nuts, beans, and legumes
plant-based oils, such as olive oil
low-fat dairy products
eggs (you can eat up to six per week)
These are all low in saturated fats and empty calories. As a rule of thumb, make sure your plate is half full and contains a variety of vegetables at every meal. Canned and frozen veggies and fruits may be used in place of fresh varieties as long as they don’t contain salt and sugar. Fish is one of the best foods for your heart, but you need to pick the right types. Oily fish is considered best because it’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce cholesterol and promote vascular health.