Remember that portion control is also important. Generally, a regular plate should have ½ fruits and vegetables, ¼ healthy protein, ¼ whole grains.
Swapping foods help you transition to a heart-healthy diet. For instance, from salted nuts, switch to unsalted variety (a handful a day is great!). Instead of using a high-fat sandwich spread, consider a spread of avocado.
Of course, don’t forget to plan with your doctor or nutritionist. Having a long-term perspective increases the chance that you’ll sustain your healthy eating habits. Working with a doctor or nutrition expert will also help you discern if your current diet is working well.
Finally, remember that diet is just one aspect of recovery. You also need appropriate exercise, relaxation, and adequate sleep.
Foods for heart attack patients are similar to the foods for a heart-healthy diet, with some changes. To have a personalized meal plan after a cardiovascular accident, set an appointment with your doctor.
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