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Nonveg food allowed for heart attack person?

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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: You do not need to be a vegetarian to follow a heart healthy diet. That being said, you definitely want to incorporate lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your nutritional plan. While you may can have some lean meats, non-fat dairy, you will want to minimize saturated and trans fats and emphasize mono and polyunsaturated fats. You will also wants to eat lots of whole grains and some nuts.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Yes: Typically for those with heart disease a diet low in saturated fat and bad cholesterol is advised. Since red meat is often high in both, consumption of red meat is often advised to be limited, however chicken, fish, lean pork in moderation is allowed. Some have advocated a vegetarian diet, for the heart disease, but this is not a universal recommendation, and may not easy to adhere to.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Mediterranean diet: A recent study shows that people on a mediterranean diet have significantly lower incidence of complications from arterial disease. This diet includes lean meat, fish, legumes, nuts, olive oil and fruits and veggies.

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Last updated May 22, 2015

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