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Eating for a Healthy Heart

A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan


  • I have a strong family history of heart disease, and really need to practice a lifestyle of prevention. Before starting SP, I got zero regular exercise, I was inconsistent with including healthy foods and supplements, and my fast food habit was so outta control that my total cholesterol had shot up over 300! I'm proud to say that now I'm doing MANY, almost all of those tips you recommended. SP has really helped me ease into new healthy habits and stay on track. Thanks, SP, for all your help. - 6/11/2009 11:09:38 AM
  • Fresh might not be fresh, unless it's from a Farmers Market. Frozen veggies are flash frozen, and consistently hold the nutrients. Fresh produce deteriorates rapidly. - 3/26/2009 6:56:46 PM
  • Alcohol can also cause cardiomyopathy. My husband used to think that alcohol only affected the liver. We found out the hard way that it can also damage your heart. - 3/20/2009 9:39:19 PM
  • Just a question about the article's statements about eating FRESH veggies and not canned.....What about frozen...are those ok? - 2/25/2009 3:16:26 PM
    Hurray for Chocolate!!!:) - 1/8/2009 2:17:14 PM
  • Thanks for mentioning the grapeseed oil. I have some and will have to start using it. - 1/3/2009 12:36:16 PM
  • I understand what you mean about depression. It took me to get medical help before I could get started, and finding SparkPeople and the support provided here is a very definite plus. Anyone who feels they must have something fried, or even if you make your own salad dressings or marinades, should check out Trader Joe's grapeseed oil. It's better to use than canola oil and has a higher flash point than olive oil for frying. It has a nice light flavor, and It's also good for your heart. I mix mine with balsamic vinegar for the dressing. It's great. - 10/29/2008 5:01:54 PM
  • Thank You all for getting me to go again, when one suffers from depression its sometimes hard to get out of Bed - 10/26/2008 5:30:43 PM
  • RWBW66
    Why isn't it allowed to eat an occassional meal like chickenfingers fried in Cranola Oil and one small order of fries without salt? I have a place that fries only in Cranola and will not put any salt on either for me.
    - 10/14/2008 2:51:14 PM
  • Great article. - 7/26/2008 11:52:10 PM
    Great tips and good reminders here! I too am eating fresh salads, fresh veggies and fruits and healthy oils like olive and flax and blood pressure is staying normal!
    Good healthy fruits and veggies not only are more healthy for us but they taste better too! - 5/14/2008 11:13:11 AM
  • I take omega -3 supplements and they have helped me alot with my blood pressure and my arthritis. - 2/21/2008 12:38:16 AM
  • It is really good to keep being reminded of these good tips on my heart. Thank you so very much!! Jo - 2/9/2008 7:07:09 PM
  • I have high blood pressure too, but I've changed my diet to primarily fresh fruits and vegetables, cut out all the caffine and now it's in the 120/80 range almost always. It only gets high now if I allow myself to get worried. - 2/7/2008 3:37:04 PM
  • I have high blood pressure and can use any good advice. Thanks - 2/1/2008 2:26:27 PM

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