Eating well

Diet for a Healthy Heart

Nutritious food for a healthy heart

Salt (Sodium)Salt shaker
Salt is not the only source of sodium. More than 75% of edible salt comes in prepared food, packaged food and in restaurant/hotel food.  

In order to eat less salt, prepare all the food yourself from the beginning whenever possible. In order to make the food tasty, use herbs instead of salty seasonings. Pick more proven foods, like fruits and vegetables. Lastly, read the nutrition label when buying packaged food.


Fats
All fats are not the same, but they are important for our health, in order to save our limbs, in order to keep us warm and in helping to digest vitamins.

Different types of fats:

  • Unsaturated fats - such as vegetarian oil, nuts, raisins and avocado, which give you omega-3 fats.
  • Saturated fats - such as fatty meats, pig fat, butter, nuts oil and palm oil.
  • Trans fat – hydrogenated oil that is used in packaged food.
  • Cholestrol – which is found in squid, shrimp and in egg shells.


Fibre
Fibre (Fibre) helps in diarrhea but if you are eating a lot of fibre then you should also drink a lot of fluids.
Foods to increase fibre in your diet:

  • Proven grainsNuts and raisins
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Beans and legumes
  • Nuts and raisins


For heart health, you should eat:

  • Less saturated and trans fat
  • Low salt
  • Low alcohol
  • More fibre
  • More omega 3 fats
  • Do More exercise


Do I need supplements?
First think about food, then supplements can be used to complete any deficiencies. Some people may need more supplements. To find this out, contact a dietician.

Which supplements should I choose?
If you are taking supplements or thinking about taking them, always tell your doctor. They can give you advice on which ones are good by looking at the number of natural substances and the drug identification number (DIN).

Provided by Jo Jo Wang