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.
Supplements for Heart Health
From fish oil to stanols, learn about supplements that may lower cholesterol and boost heart health.
Foods to Eat and Avoid for High Cholesterol
One of the best ways to improve your cholesterol numbers is to know what to eat -- and what to avoid. Some of these may surprise you.
Pritikin Principle Diet Review: Plant-Based Foods for Weight Loss?
WebMD takes a look at the Pritikin Diet, one of the first popular diets aimed at reducing and even reversing heart disease.
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.
Put Your Plan Into Action
A few simple lifestyle choices can prevent many types of heart disease. Learn some practical ways to protect your heart.
How to Stock a Heart-Healthy Kitchen
Cooking healthy meals is easier when you have your ingredients stocked and ready. Follow this guide to get your pantry, fridge, and freezer heart-healthy in no time.
Which Fats Are Good or Bad for Your Heart?
Some types of fat are better for your heart than others. Find out what they are and how much is enough.
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!
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21 Foods That Can Save Your Heart
When it comes to heart health, food can be your best medicine. Here are the best foods for your ticker, along with tips for tasty ways to cook them.
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.
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.
Sources of Salt and How to Cut Back
Watching your sodium? Here are the foods to look out for and what you can eat instead.
Myths and Facts About Your Heart Health
Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this quiz and find out.
Test Your Knowledge About 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.