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.
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.
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.
6 Supplements for Heart Health
From fish oil to stanols, learn about supplements that may lower cholesterol and boost heart health.
Plant-Based Diet: Benefits for Heart Health
For a healthy heart, add plants to your diet. Learn how to get started.
11 Top Heart-Healthy Foods
These 11 foods are loaded with heart-healthy nutrients that help protect your cardiovascular system.
A Heart-Healthy Diet: Wining and Dining the Heart
A heart-healthy diet can include wine and chocolate, but don’t go overboard.
Can Supplements Keep Your Heart Healthy?
Find out what kinds of nutrients may help keep your heart in top shape.
3 Ways to Cook With Garlic
It's said to ward off evil –- and also protect your health. Try these 3 easy garlic recipes.
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: 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.
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.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Your Heart Health
Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this quiz and find out.