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.
Eating Right With Heart Disease
WebMD offers tips for adopting a heart-healthy diet if you or a loved one has heart disease.
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.
Delicious Foods That Are Heart-Healthy
Learn how to lower your risk of heart problems with a heart-healthy -- and delicious -- diet.
Heart Failure and a Low-Salt Diet
Your heart can benefit from a low-sodium diet. But how do you do that? Here’s how.
All About Olive Oil
More and more people are cooking with olive oil, perhaps because Mediterranean cuisine is in vogue, or because of the oil's distinctive flavor, or its potential health benefits. How about all of the above?
Health in a Bottle
A glass or two of alcohol could make a difference to your heart.
What Does Your Waistline Have to Do With Heart Disease?
Heart disease risk can depend on your weight and where you wear it. Here’s what you can do.
Take This to Heart: A Diet for High Cholesterol
Proper nutrition -- including a low fat, high fiber diet -- is considered so important to heart health that just about every set of guidelines touches on what you should eat, what you shouldn't eat, how you should eat it, and when you should eat it.
Diet or Exercise for Heart Health?
Diet and exercise are both important for heart health, but which matters more?
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?
What Habits Can I Fit Into My Day?
Learn how to make heart-healthy foods and workouts part of your daily routine.
Can Heart Disease Be Reversed?
What you can do to treat, prevent, and possibly reverse the condition.
Slideshows & Images
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.
Grocery Smarts: Fat Foods, Fit Foods
A healthy diet starts at the grocery store. View this WebMD slideshow to see fat foods to avoid, and fit foods to choose.
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.
Truth About Omega-3s, the Good Fat
Can algae capsules or a salmon meal boost brainpower, save your heart, or ease depression? Pictures show omega-3 benefits, hype, and best sources.
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.