Like many of my patients you may want to do your best for the health of your heart (and the rest of you) and yet may be confused about which foods are the best. You might think that to protect your heart you have to forgo all your favorite foods for a bland and boring diet that you’ll never be able to stick to. As I explain to my patients, that’s just not true. Within reason, you’d be surprised at how much you can reconcile/modify what you really like to eat with what’s healthy for your heart. Here’s how…
EATING RIGHT FOR YOUR HEART
Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans today. Our diets are the biggest contributor to our levels of heart disease through too much saturated fat and refined sugar levels and too little fiber. The following is what I recommend to my patients to modify their diet and make it more heart healthy without foregoing some favorite foods:
Eating right for your heart doesn’t have to be diet drudgery. If you stay within the above guidelines, they will go a long way in helping lower your LDL cholesterol, strengthen your vascular system and decrease your risk for heart attack and/or stroke.
Mark Rosenberg, M.D.