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.

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What is a good diet to a healthy heart?

A variety of food. A heart healthy diet consists of foods from different food groups as well as an avoidance of excess fats and excess carbs which can increase heart disease risk. Lean protein, carbs (which is simply the name for starch or complex sugars), vegetables, fruits, and some fat are needed. Fats and carbs need to be limited.Fat raises cholesterol, excess carbs increase weight. Both lead to heart attacks. Read more...

What is a really good fruit for heart health?

Pomegranite. Any fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins is good for heart health. However, diabetics have to be moderate given potential impact of some sweet fruits on blood sugars. Read more...
All fruit. Almost all whole fruit is beneficial for heart/vascular health because of the large amounts of antioxidants. The best whole fruits would be purple, blue, red, yellow, & green. Eat the skins too because that's where the antioxidants are. Avoid most juices because of their sugar. Goji, noni, etc are good. A diet with processed carbohydrates and rancid vegetable oils will undo any benefit from fruits. Read more...
Colorful diet. A variety of different colored fruit and vegetables contain different antioxidants and nutrients and should be included in your diet. If you have to pick one i would say pomegranate in the natural form (better than juice). Read more...

I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

No. . Not sure if fasting once a week will help but I am aware that fasting is advice by some christians and is mention at the bible. I will advice good diet, exercise using anaerobic and aerobic exercises, keep your weight down, control stress, have a good outlook in life, enjoy your work, enjoy life and do good to others. :). Read more...

I am 84 yr old female w/very healthy heart. I had rather not follow any heart diet. I would prefer to follow a good diabetic diet. Where to find one?

Diet for diabetes. I prefer that term to "Diabetic" At 84 if you do not have diabetes you are lucky and enjoy for the next 20 years. If you do have diabetes and have concerns see if you can get a dietitian to see you at your home or at the doctor's office. Read more...
ADA. You can find much useful information on the American Diabetic Association (ADA) website, www.diabetes.org. Read more...

How much COQ10 does a person need for heart health and are supplements a good idea?

COQ10. I am unaware of powerful double blinded placebo controlled data supporting clear benefit or dosing guidelines with this agent, unfortunately with nutraceuticals there tends to be irrational belief guiding their use, fortunately most such use causes no harm. Read more...