Your Heart and Diet
A major key to preventing, recovering from, and slowing heart disease is a heart-healthy diet. Most heart doctors recommend vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes as basic foods to get good heart health. Plant oils, nuts, and seeds may help reduce cholesterol levels while eating fish about twice a week is a good source of protein without the fats found in red meat. Some researchers have suggested that a more vegetarian-like diet may actually reverse some aspects of coronary artery disease like plaque size.
While heart disease is treatable by many methods, prevention or healing by living a reasonable lifestyle seems to be one of the best ways to reduce this widespread health problem.