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.
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.
Healthy Eating for People With Heart Disease
For a person with heart disease, proper nutrition is essential to managing symptoms and preventing further complications. Read tips for a heart-healthy diet.
Fighting Heart Disease With Food Labels
How to use food labels to lower your risk of 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.
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.
How Functional Foods May Help Your Heart
In the quest for a healthy heart, can foods fortified with calcium, omega-3s, plant sterols, and other nutrients help?
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!
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.
Slideshows & Images
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: 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: 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: Healthy-Fat Foods
From fish to avocados, nuts to beans, WebMD shows you what tasty foods have healthy fats. See the benefits of adding omega 3s and other good fats to your diet.
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.