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Besides green leafy vegetables what else is good to have in your diet to reduce your risk of heart disease?

Besides green leafy vegetables what else is good to have in your diet to reduce your risk of heart disease?

Fruit, fiber, etc.: This answer has somewhat changed over time, but many health professionals agree that a diet with many vegetables, high fiber foods like wheat bread, beans, etc., and healthy meats like chicken and fish are the staples of a good diet to reduce risk of heart disease. Fish are especially good due to their omega3-fatty acids. A glass of wine per day has also been agreed upon to be helpful. ...Read more

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


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What could I do to break weight loss plateau on sacred heart diet..Eat more soup?

What could I do to break weight loss plateau on sacred heart diet..Eat more soup?

Calorie creep: We plateau because we are human and get tired of dieting! then we nibble just a little bit more than we think we're eating because we're hungry! try to break the cycle by doing a 1 day partial fast: eat only water based soup and no solid food. It will be hard. You'll lose weight. Don't binge the next day! you'll find that after the 1 austere day, your "regular" diet food will seem like a lot. ...Read more

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Can the sacred heart diet really work?

Can the sacred heart diet really work?

Diet: I can't find any legitimate medical information to support this diet. As far as i know the only diets with data are the mediterranean and the dash diets. ...Read more

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What is characteristic of a diet to oppose heart disease?

What is characteristic of a diet to oppose heart disease?

diet: Such a diet is low in animal fats and daily products, heavy on fruits, grains and vegetables. Either vegetarian, vegan or mediterranean diets are generally considered 'good' with regard to heart disease. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

Low sugar: The diabetic shoul dwalk more and eat less
they should avoid sugars cakes pies
the should have high protein meas like eggs, lea meat legumes
avoid high sugar fruit and veges ( grapefruit, oranges, banannas
avoid excess carbs no white bread watch out to avoid whole wheat ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

See above: Diet sodas have multiple issues, but as far as the heart is concerned the issue is their caffeine, please refer to my earlier answer regarding caffeine and the heart. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should one be on after they've found out they have a cholesterol build up in their heart?

What kind of diet should one be on after they've found out they have a cholesterol build up in their heart?

Cholesterol diet: Cholesterol build up in the heart is a sign of elevated cholesterol, poor genetics, and a marker for an elevated risk of heart disease. The diet should be one high in anti-oxidants, low in saturated fats, low in cholesterol, and this should be combined with a regular exercise plan. Increasing intake of fish, red wine, and lowering intake of complex carbohydrates would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Certainly Possible: Dietary habits tend to persist. Changes that lead to atherosclerotic heart disease begin to occur in adolescence, so your diet now can affect your risks later on. These risks are modifiable though, so changing your habits can potentially reverse those changes. ...Read more

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Heart rate keeps bottoming out, feel like I'm going to hit the floor. Tried diet, stping toporal etc. Still have reads of 44,47,52. What else to do?

Heart rate keeps bottoming out, feel like I'm going to hit the floor. Tried diet, stping toporal etc. Still have reads of 44,47,52. What else to do?

Nothing: stop worrying. this rate does not cause any symptoms. if ur hr does not increase with exercise, then must see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with apex of the heart death. What does that mean? What treat meant will be possible, diet changes, what not to do to prolong my life?

Clarify: You have both a right and a duty to get more precise information from your physician. If you have had a heart attack involving the apex, you need to know this, with its implications. If you merely had stunned / deadened myocardium / takotsubo, you'll be fine. A precise diagnosis will enable your physicians and the healthtap team to clarify, and even better, let know know your best course. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for heart health?

What is a good diet for heart health?

Heart healthy: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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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

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What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

Stops arterioscleros: It reduces the likelihood of having a heart attack and dying of heart disease. ...Read more

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I took diet pills in the 60s. Preludin, I think. Any risk like heart from those?

I took diet pills in the 60s. Preludin, I think. Any risk like heart from those?

Phenmetrazine: Preludin is an amphetamine, removed from the us market because of its potential for abuse and addiction. During use, it can cause acute cardiac side effects but it doesn't cause the late heart disease (valve problems) like other diet pills. If you survived the 60s (obviously) and don't use now, you're ok. ...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 kind of diet should a patient stick to after a heart cath surgery?

What kind of diet should a patient stick to after a heart cath surgery?

Dean Ornish: The ornish diet is very focused on heart healh. He has been working on food as a complimentary treatment to traditional medicine. ...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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Would it be possible to have a heart attack from a diet pill?

Would it be possible to have a heart attack from a diet pill?

Potentially: Most "diet pills" contain some kind of stimulant. If you have some underlying heart disease, these drugs may produce heart attacks. Other possible complications include fast, potentially dangerous heart beats, heart failure, high blood pressure, and pulmonary hypertension (high BP in the lungs). You may lose a few pounds, but they'll probably come back... Your heart function might not. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to get heart palpitations while on a diet?

Could it be healthy to get heart palpitations while on a diet?

Electrolytes: Dieting can lead to low potassium and low magnesium - both of which cause palpitations. Since you have symptoms, you should ask your doc to monitor your diet with an occasional blood sample. It's also very motivating to check in now and then (keeps you "on track"!). ...Read more

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Could you take phentermine for your diet after you had stents put in your heart?

Could you take phentermine for your diet after you had stents put in your heart?

No: Phentermine is a stimulant medication in the same pharmacologic class as amphetamines and methamphetamine ("meth"). In my opinion this medication is dangerous for all patients, and for heart patients it is particularly dangerous because stimulants can cause worsening of angina or lead to life-threatening rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take diet supplements with a racing heart?

It will not help: And it may hurt. Depending on supplement you take you may cause a problem. For example, now studies show that calcium supplement may be related to heart disease and may increase death without decreasing chances of bone fracture. Multivitamins are also not of much use unless you have a specific deficiency. If you have a racing heart stop caffeine and supplements and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any linkage between ketogenic diets and heart rhythm issues like PVCs or PACs?

Is there any linkage between ketogenic diets and heart rhythm issues like PVCs or PACs?

In some cases, yes: Aaron,
There are some very small studies that suggest that ketogenic diets may increase the risk of arrhythmia in children with epilepsy by increasing the QT interval on the ECG.
There are no large studies of good quality that I am aware of that definitively show similar risks for PVC's or PAC's in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more