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Diet For Heart Patients

Drs. Indrajeet Tyagi and Iranna Hirapur

Diet For Heart Patients
by Drs. Indrajeet Tyagi and Iranna Hirapur

Heart patient should know what to eat, what not to eat, and how to cook the foods. Diet plays an important role in controlling heart diseases. Heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Heart diseases have now become the leading cause of mortality in India. A quarter of all mortality is attributable to heart diseases. In the past 6 years, there has been 40% increase in these death rates. It is estimated that less under 10 crore people are living with diseases currently due to wrong dietary habits and other conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity and sedentary lifestyle that are also happening due to eating of unhealthy foods.

If we do not follow healthy diet then blockages in the heart will be increased that will in turn lead to heart attacks that may sometimes be fatal in nature. However, all these heart attacks can be preventable. Around 10 million people in India get heart attacks and nearly one-third of them die even after going to the hospital. One person in every 10 seconds is dying. These people can be saved by a recommending them to follow healthy diet.

What is heart Attack?

A heart attack is a medical emergency. A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. Without blood, tissue loses oxygen and dies.

What is Cardiac Diet or heart healthy diet?

Cardiac diet” is an unofficial term for a heart-healthy diet. It’s an eating plan that emphasizes foods that promote heart health, such as vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean poultry and oily fish like salmon and tuna that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. The diet also limits processed foods that are high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats, because these increase the risk of heart disease.


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