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Diet Plan for Heart Diseases

Heart diseases is a broad term comprising of spectrum of diseases associated with disorders of circulation, heart muscle and vessels of the heart. There are many types of heart diseases which affect different areas of the circulatory system. The common causes of heart disease are high cholesterol level, obesity, diabetes, hereditary, smoking, high- fat and high - sodium diet. So, the diet should be low in fat, especially saturated fat and low in sodium in case of Heart problems.

Diet charts for Heart diseases

DIET CHART FOR HEART DISEASES

EARLY-MORNING

Warm water + Soaked almonds

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli / Veg Oats / Besan pancake (Gram flour) / Missi Roti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal /Skimmed Milk / Egg white

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Fruit or vegetable juice / Coconut water / Herbal tea

LUNCH

Chapatti + Brown rice + Salad + Vegetable + Dal / steam chicken

EVENING

Roasted chane / Rice flakes / Homemade soup / Vermicelli / Herbal tea

DINNER

Chapatti + Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Wheat, Brown rice, Buckwheat, Barley

Cereals to be avoided

Refined Cereals

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Apples, Cherries, Apricot, Avocadoes, Raspberries, Blackberries, Oranges, Banana, Cantaloupe, Black grapes, Peaches, Kiwi, Squash, Pomegranate

Fruits to be avoided

Canned fruit

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Broccoli, Sweet potatoes, Spinach, Asparagus, Bell peppers, Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Beans, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Peas, Carrots, Potatoes.

Vegetables to be avoided

Canned vegetables

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

Lentils, Soybeans

Pulses to be avoided

Nil

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Low-fat milk

Dairy Products to be avoided

Full fat milk, Cheese, Yogurt

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Olive oil, Cow ghee, Soybean oil

Oils to be avoided

Palm oil, Coconut oil, Hydrogenated oil

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Turmeric, Fenugreek, Cardamom, Cumin, Coriander, Cinnamon, Black pepper.

Spices to be avoided

Table salt

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, homemade soups, Green tea, Soy milk, Herbal tea (Arjuna Tea), Beetroot juice, Pomegranate juice, Amla juice

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk drinks, Caffeine, Canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, carbonated drinks

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white, Grilled Salmon and Rohu, Skinless chicken soup.

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Red meat, Canned and smoked fish, Smoked meats like liver, Braded meats, Glandular meat (brain, liver, kidney)

DRY-FRUITS / SEEDS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Almonds, Soaked raisins

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Cashew nuts, Pistachio, Peanuts

SWEETENERS

Sweeteners to be consumed

Jaggery

Sweeteners to be avoided

White sugar

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Other Foods to be avoided

Bakery products, processed foods, Mayonnaise, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, excessive spicy and salty food items

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

  • Consume an overall healthy diet.
  • Maintain ideal body weight.
  • Be physically active.
  • Consume a balanced adequate diet rich in calcium, chromium, iron and zinc.
  • Reduction in intake of total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
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