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Suggest diet to treat cardiovascular diseases

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Posted on Tue, 6 Jun 2017
Question: what foods are good for heart and cardiovascular health?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Balanced healthy diet

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir,
you can follow the following instructions for a healthy heart;

1) you should decrease your portion sizes and stick to small meal sizes. a serving of pasta should be only equal to half a cup while a serving of meat/ chicken or fish should be about 2-3 ounces
2) reduce sodium in your diet, your daily intake of salt should not exceed one teaspoon
3) you should increase you daily intake of fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits but avoid canned fruits of vegetables with high sugar content and fried vegetables
4) you should increase your whole grain content in your diet as it regulates blood pressure and is good for heart health such as whole wheat flour, while grain bread, high fiber cereals, brown rice, while wheat pasta and oats. You should avoid while flour, white bread, corn bread, doughnuts, cakes, biscuits, pies and high fat crackers.
5) you should limited your saturated and trans fats by avoiding butter , lard, cream sauce, bacon fat, cocoa butter, coconut and palm oil. Healthy fats include olive, canola, vegetables and nuts oil
6) you should choose proteins that contain Low fat content such as skimmed milk, yoghurt and cheese, eggs, fish, skinless poultry, legumes and soya beans. You should avoid full fat milk and dairy, organ meat as liver, hot dogs, sausages, bacon and fried meat

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Brief Answer: Balanced healthy diet Detailed Answer: Dear sir, you can follow the following instructions for a healthy heart; 1) you should decrease your portion sizes and stick to small meal sizes. a serving of pasta should be only equal to half a cup while a serving of meat/ chicken or fish should be about 2-3 ounces 2) reduce sodium in your diet, your daily intake of salt should not exceed one teaspoon 3) you should increase you daily intake of fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits but avoid canned fruits of vegetables with high sugar content and fried vegetables 4) you should increase your whole grain content in your diet as it regulates blood pressure and is good for heart health such as whole wheat flour, while grain bread, high fiber cereals, brown rice, while wheat pasta and oats. You should avoid while flour, white bread, corn bread, doughnuts, cakes, biscuits, pies and high fat crackers. 5) you should limited your saturated and trans fats by avoiding butter , lard, cream sauce, bacon fat, cocoa butter, coconut and palm oil. Healthy fats include olive, canola, vegetables and nuts oil 6) you should choose proteins that contain Low fat content such as skimmed milk, yoghurt and cheese, eggs, fish, skinless poultry, legumes and soya beans. You should avoid full fat milk and dairy, organ meat as liver, hot dogs, sausages, bacon and fried meat I hope I answered your question