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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's heart?

How does a healthy diet benefit someone's heart?

Heart and diet: read this for information and resources: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/The-American-Heart-Associations-Diet-and-Lifestyle-Recommendations_UCM_305855_Article.jsp ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Alot out there: There is alot out there on this subject. The article below is a good start : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Can you tell me how a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Alot out there: There is alot out there on this subject. The article below is a good start : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 ...Read more

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I have once in a while a sense like my heart is bitten for few secs or minutes, then its gone.I am an athlete healthy diet no cigarette..Why I have it?

I have once in a while a sense like my heart is bitten for few secs or minutes, then its gone.I am an athlete healthy diet no cigarette..Why I have it?

Premature heart beat: This sounds lie premature heart beats- a palpitation often described as a heart skip. An ectopic early bet arises in either the upper (pac) or lower (PVC) chamber with a subsequent pause and then a normal beat after. The event often feels like a real strong beat (base drum) after the pause. These occur either on their own or in te setting of increased sympathetic or stimulant effect on heart. ...Read more

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How can I stick to a heart-healthy diet at parties?

How can I stick to a heart-healthy diet at  parties?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of fat required in a heart healthy diet?

What is the minimum amount of fat required in a heart healthy diet?

Not that simple: Not just a matter of how much fat but also the types of fat. Saturated vs unsaturated. Omega 3 vs 6 vs 9. I would refer you to the aha website (american heart assn). ...Read more

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Can heart blockages be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

Can heart blockages  be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

No: Once a blood vessel gets bstructed the reversal process it s almost impossible. There is a remodeling taking place in the vessel lumen that can lead to recanalization but not very often.. Usually the ischemic changes dont allow the remodelling process to take place in a timely fashion manner. But exercise and diet can prevent further blockages. ...Read more

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My morning bp is 100-115/50-75 but at night after one or more hours of finishing work its 138-145/60-75 and only my systolic increase. What could this mean? No heart problem. 19y rhr52 healthy diet and workout

My morning bp is 100-115/50-75 but at night after one or more hours of finishing work its 138-145/60-75 and only my systolic increase. What could this mean? No heart problem. 19y rhr52 healthy diet and workout

Most people's: blood pressure increases due to daily stress towards the end of the day. In the morning your body's cortisol level is lowest and so should your blood pressure. Risk factors for young people for having high blood pressure include caffeine, stimulant drugs, alcohol, obesity, and bad genetics. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What are easy meal suggestions for a heart-healthy diet?

What are easy meal suggestions for a heart-healthy diet?

Loads of ideas: Check www.choosemyplate.gov, foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some easy meals for a heart healthy diet?

Could you tell me what are some easy meals for a heart healthy diet?

Low fat simple carb: You should consult a dietitian. Low saturated fat, simple carbs like broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, green beans etc, whole wheat bread, grains like beans oat meal, baked fish and chicken, avoid fry food and sodas, high potassium, high calcium and vit d3. Personally, i will reduced red meat. ...Read more

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I keep putting on weight 18-24 pounds per month,while eating healthy diet and exercising regularly.Kidneys,liver and heart are o.k.Please help.

I keep putting on weight 18-24 pounds per month,while eating healthy diet and exercising regularly.Kidneys,liver and heart are o.k.Please help.

Specifics: Please go do a seven day food and calorie diary and then bring back the specifics to us. There are numerous online tools to do this diary accurately. ...Read more

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I have lost 15 kg with healthy diet and proper walk but now i feel my heart beat becomes really fast and darkness infront of my eyes and yes iam O.Wei?

I have lost 15 kg with healthy diet and proper walk but now i feel my heart beat becomes really fast and darkness infront of my eyes and yes iam O.Wei?

Congratulations on: the weight loss but you need to do that under the supervision of your doctor. Please see him/her now because your rapid heart beat needs to be evaluated because it MAY become dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a healthy diet, slim, eat fruit & veg but worried I am eating too much salt eg lots of crackers, bread, fish. Will I get a heart attack?

I have a healthy diet, slim, eat fruit & veg but worried I am eating too much salt eg lots of crackers, bread, fish. Will I get a heart attack?

Diet can impact risk: Eating salt in and of itself will not "cause" a heart attack but it certainly can contribute to increasing your risk for heart disease. Dietary modifications, in general, can significantly reduce your risk of hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, all of which increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack. ...Read more

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Just over the past 2 days I've had stomach pain and what feels like heart burn every time i eat i eat a healthy diet have regular bowl movements.

Just over the past 2 days I've had stomach pain and what feels like heart burn every time i eat i eat a healthy diet have regular bowl movements.

Likely esoph inflame: Can be inflammation of esophagus, stomach. Could be related to alcohol intake, diet imbalance (fat, spicy, greasy, etc). Might try antacid, bland diet, no alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, mints. If symptom continues, or associated with vomiting, fever, bleeding, call md. ...Read more

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I read that older ppl should eat healthy and not exercise because it's hard on their heart, is that true? I'm 50 w/diastolic dysfunction. Tyvm

I read that older ppl should eat healthy and not exercise because it's hard on their heart, is that true? I'm 50 w/diastolic dysfunction. Tyvm

Exercise: At any age can be beneficial. Please see your doc to be cleared to exercise and then a fitness trainer at a local gym. He/she will created a program for you. Even brisk walking can be very helpful. Use earphones if you get bored. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you exvercise and eat healthy for your heart will you have another heart attack?

If you exvercise and eat healthy for your heart will you have another heart attack?

Reducing the chance: Healthy diet and regular moderately intensive aerobic exercises are the best weapons against heart diseases. Medications can only do so much and you can neither change genetic/family history nor age. Everyone is at risk, some more than others. If you are doing all that you can, you are lowering your risk comparing to not doing. So eat well, sleep well, exercise, live longer. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more