Besides eating healthy foods and exercising, what else can I do to keep my heart healthy?

Aspirin. It depends given your past medical history. If you are over 45 you might benefit from a baby Aspirin daily. If you have high cholesterol, having that treated with medication can help reduce your further risk of heart problems. Certainly you want to get adequate exercise most days of the week. There is not enough research to confirm what vitamins to take yet.

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Other than oatmeal what are some of the most heart-healthy foods and meals?

Fiber and Stanols. 1. Plant stanol margarine (take control / benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by 15%. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil; 2-3 servings/day) can lower cholesterol by 10%. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. 4. Replace saturated and trans fat (animal/ dairy/processed food) with unsaturated vegetable fat. 5. Cut back on salt. Read more...

What are reliable, doctor-recommended heart-healthy foods or meals?

Bake never fry. Vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, spinach etc; bake tilapia, salmon, grouper, red snapper, tuna; whole grains; beans; bake chicken;. Read more...

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

Tough question. With no easy answer. Eat before you go so you're not starving. Avoid alcohol or keep it minimal because it will remove your inhibitions which zaps your motivation. Take 1 drink and sip it all evening to be sociable. Don't mindlessly eat. Avoid junk food (ie potato chips). Look for healthy snacks. Talk about how hard you're trying - you'll find others are trying too and are on your side! Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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

Lots of choices. Organizations such as the aha, ada, cdc are posting more meal plans and recipes for healthy eating. So go to cdc.Gov for a start and enter terms in search. There are many other places to find them also. Dr. Ornish, eg, has many books. For a quick and eye-appealing way to share with my son at college, i even put some on pinterest.Com/drpam4women. Read more...

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...