Nutrition and Heart Diseases

The risk for heart diseases, cardiac arrest and strokes can be reduced by maintaining healthy diet and lifestyle. Risk factors related to food include obesity, diabetes etc. high fiber, low fat and plant diet can reduce the risk of having cardio vascular diseases. Saturated fats increase the cholesterol in blood and rate of heart attacks. Trans or saturated fats can increase the LDL-bad cholesterol in the body. Sodium intake should be in less quantity to reduce the risk of having cardiac diseases.

  • Risk factors of heart diseases
  • Cholesterol levels
  • DASH diet
  • Whole grains and dietary fibers