Heart-Healthy Diet Directory
For a healthy heart, diet is very important. A diet filled with sugar, salt, and fat can do irreparable damage to your heart. Fish are rich in omega-3s, vegetables and fruits provide vitamins and minerals, whole grains bring fiber to your diet, and a bit of red wine in moderation can also help your heart. Your doctor can help you determine if there are foods you should avoid or certain foods you should eat more of. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to eat a heart-healthy diet, what foods are best and worst for you, and much more.
Swap Foods to Get a Healthy Heart and Waistline
You don't have to overhaul your kitchen to eat meals that are good for your heart and waistline. It can be as simple as trading one food for another.
Fighting Heart Disease With Food Labels
How to use food labels to lower your risk of heart disease.
Heart-Healthy Eating-Topic Overview
What is heart-healthy eating?A heart-healthy diet focuses on adding more healthy foods to your diet and cutting back on foods that aren't so good for you. It is part of a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes regular activity and not smoking.The American Heart Association publishes heart-healthy diet guidelines for all adults and for children older than age 2.To put these guidelines into action, see:Heart Disease: Eating a Heart-Healthy Diet.If you already have heart or blood vessel problems, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, specific eating plans can help you manage those problems.A few simple ideasEat more fruits and vegetables and other high-fiber foods.Choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.Eat at least two servings of fish each week. Oily fish, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are best. These fish include salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, and sardines. If you cannot eat fish, you can also get omega-3 fats from omega-3 eggs,
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle-Topic Overview
You can help keep your heart and blood vessels healthy by taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle. These healthy habits include not smoking,eating right,exercising regularly,staying at a healthy weight,and getting the screening tests you need. A heart-healthy lifestyle is important for everyone,not just for people with existing health problems. It can help you keep your heart and blood ...
7 Tips for a Heart-Friendly Diet: Fat, Fiber, Salt, Sugar, and More
Use these 7 tips for a heart-smart diet that’s rich in all the right foods -- and still tastes great!
Which Fats Are Good or Bad for Your Heart?
News flash: Fat is not the enemy. To stay well, and even to lose weight, you need to include some fat -- the right kind, and not too much -- in your diet.
Alcohol and Heart Disease: Risks, Benefits, and More
Alcohol, in moderation, may help prevent heart disease. But what if you already have it? Find out how much is too much, and the risks and benefits of alcohol for people with heart disease.
Heart-Healthy Snack Ideas
Try these snack ideas that are heart-healthy and flavorful.
Diet or Exercise for Heart Health?
Diet and exercise are both important for heart health, but which matters more?
Can Heart Disease Be Reversed?
What you can do to treat, prevent, and possibly reverse the condition.
Video: Is Alcohol Good for Your Heart?
You’ve heard that red wine can help protect your heart, but what about beer and liquor? And how much should you drink?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 10 Food Swaps for Heart-Wise Dining
Cream cheese, sausage, even muffins can be heart-healthy -- with smart changes in what you buy and how you cook.
Slideshow: 20 Foods That Can Save Your Heart
The top foods for heart health go beyond cholesterol busters to edamame, nuts, salmon, even coffee. Cooking tips and pictures show how to work new foods into your diet.
Slideshow: DASH Diet for Heart Health -- Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Eat right for a healthy heart. See how the DASH diet can help you keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
Slideshow: High-Sodium Shockers
Surprise! Salty foods can be found in places you hadn’t considered. And foods high in sodium are sometimes hard to avoid. But arm yourself with tips to make smart, low-sodium choices wherever you are.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Your Heart Health
Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this quiz and find out.
Seafood Quiz: Omega-3s, Mercury, and the Truth About Fish
Take this quiz about fish to see how much you know about omega-3s, raw fish, nutritional values, mercury levels, and wild vs. farm-raised fish.