What is the best daily diet for a healthy heart

Heart healthy diet

What to eat:—

Eat unrefined serials such as brown bread, bran flakes as they contain more fiber which delays the absorption of glucose.

Foods rich in fiber like dried beans, peas and lentils, fresh vegetables and fruits.

Whole grain cereals, breads, brown rice, oat bran etc.

Use non-fat or low fat milk and milk products as they contain less fat.

Vegetable both raw and cooked.

Garlic and herbs.

Oily fish like sardine, mackerel and salmon etc.

Fish and poultry (remove skin from chicken and choose lean cuts.)

Skimmed milk and low fat products.

Soybeans and soya milk.

Drink plenty of water and fluids (8–9 glass of water / day).

Use only 1–3 tsp. of oil (olive oil, canola, sunflower etc.) per day.

Do some regular exercise such as walking at least 30 minutes per day.

What not to eat:—

Avoid fatty foods.

Avoid saturated fat (fat from animal, ghee, butter, cheese). Instead use mono saturated or polyunsaturated (olive oil, canola oil,

Corn oil, sunflower oil, soy oil and safflower oil).

Sugar and sweet foods like fizzy drinks, / coke, Pepsi, 7-up) sweets, chocolates, cookies, energy drinks, custards.

Egg yolk (egg white can be used).

Fish packed in oil, fried foods.

Fruits canned or cooked with sugar.

Potato chips, corn chips, French fries.

Sugar, ketchup, syrup, jams, cakes, butter, ice-cream, sweet pickles, salad dressings, sausages etc.

Too much sodium and salt.

Reduce the amount of salt in cooking.

Do not add salt at the table.

Eat fewer high salt, high sodium foods, such as canned soups and processed foods.

Animal meats like mutton, beef and organ meats like kidney, liver, brain; sea foods like shrimps, oysters.


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