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I am a heart patient . What food can I eat ?




I am a heart patient . What food can I eat ?


Changing eating habits is a difficult process , even though you know that eating certain foods can increase your heart disease risk. However if you are a heart patient , it is absolutely imperative to fine-tune your diet.. Once you know which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit, you’ll be on your way toward a heart-healthy diet.

Cardiac diet is also called as Heart healthy diet and mainly consists of fresh fruits , vegetable , fibre and low on fat  and sodium . Sodium or common salt increases blood pressure . High fat in diet clogs the arteries and leads to plaque formation .

How much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Over eating will lead to increased calorie intake .Small plate or bowl to help control your portions. Eat larger portions of low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions of high-calorie, high-sodium foods, such as refined, processed or fast foods. This strategy can shape up your diet as well as your heart and waistline.Keep track of the number of servings you eat.



 Eat more vegetables and fruits : Vegetables and fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Vegetables and fruits are also low in calories and rich in dietary fiber and help prevent cardiovascular disease. Eating more fruits and vegetables may  also help you cut back on higher calorie foods, such as meat, cheese and snack foods. Keep vegetables and fruits easily available and cut in the refrigerator , so that you will remember to eat it

Fruits and vegetables to choose
Fruits and vegetables to
Heart symbol. Vegetables diet concept. Food photography of heart made from different vegetables on white wooden table. High resolution product.
Heart symbol. Vegetables diet concept. Food photography of heart made from different vegetables on white wooden table. High resolution product.



·         Fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits

·         Canned fruit packed in juice or water

·         Coconut

·         Vegetables with creamy sauces

·         Canned fruit packed in heavy syrup

·         Frozen fruit with sugar added

Select whole grains   : Whole grains are good sources of fiber and other nutrients that play a role in regulating blood pressure and heart health..

Grain products to choose
Grain products to limit or avoid
·         Whole-wheat flour

·         Whole-grain bread, preferably 100% whole-wheat bread or 100% whole-grain bread

·         High-fiber cereal with 5 g or more fiber in a serving

·         Whole grains such as brown rice, barley and buckwheat (kasha)

·         Whole-grain pasta

·         Oatmeal (steel-cut or regular)

·         White, refined flour

·         White bread

·         Muffins

·         Frozen waffles

·         Corn bread

·         Doughnuts

·         Biscuits

·         Quick breads

·         Cakes

·         Pies

·         Egg noodles

 Limit unhealthy fats  : Avoid  saturated and trans fats as it is  an important step to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. A high blood cholesterol level can lead to a buildup of plaques in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

The American Heart Association offers these guidelines for how much fat to include in a heart-healthy diet:

Type of fat
Saturated fat
No more than 5 to 6% of your total daily calories, or no more than 11 to 13g of saturated fat if you follow a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet
Trans fat

You can reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet by trimming fat off your meat or choosing lean meats with less than 10 percent fat. You can also add less butter, margarine when cooking and serving.

Check the food labels of some cookies, cakes, frostings, crackers and chips as even those labeled “reduced fat”  may be made with oils containing trans fats. One clue that a food has some trans fat in it is the phrase “partially hydrogenated” in the ingredient list.

When you do use fats, choose monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil or canola oil. Polyunsaturated fats, found in certain fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, also are good choices for a heart-healthy diet. When used in place of saturated fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help lower your total blood cholesterol. But moderation is essential. All types of fat are high in calories.

An easy way to add healthy fat (and fiber) to your diet is ground flaxseed. Flaxseeds are small brown seeds that are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Fats to choose
Fats to limit
·         Olive oil

·         Canola oil

·         Vegetable and nut oils

·         Margarine, trans fat free

·         Cholesterol-lowering margarine, such as Benecol, Promise Activ or Smart Balance

·         Nuts, seeds

·         Avocados

·         Butter

·         Lard

·         Bacon fat

·         Gravy

·         Cream sauce

·         Nondairy creamers

·         Hydrogenated margarine and shortening

·         Cocoa butter, found in chocolate

·         Coconut, palm, cottonseed and palm-kernel oils

 Choose low-fat protein sources   : Lean meat, poultry and fish, low-fat dairy products, and egg whites  are some of your best sources of protein. But be careful to choose lower fat options, such as skim milk rather than whole milk and skinless chicken breasts rather than fried chicken patties.

Fish is another good alternative to high-fat meats. And certain types of fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower blood fats called triglycerides. You’ll find the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel and herring. Other sources are flaxseed, walnuts, soybeans and canola oil.

Legumes — beans, peas and lentils — also are good sources of protein and contain less fat and no cholesterol, making them good substitutes for meat. Substituting plant protein for animal protein — for example, a soy or bean burger for a hamburger — will reduce your fat and cholesterol intake and increase your fiber intake.

Proteins to choose
Proteins to limit or avoid
·         Low-fat dairy products, such as skim or low-fat (1%) milk, yogurt and cheese

·         Eggs

·         Fish, especially fatty, cold-water fish, such as salmon

·         Skinless poultry

·         Legumes

·         Soybeans and soy products, such as soy burgers and tofu

·         Lean ground meats

·         Full-fat milk and other dairy products

·         Organ meats, such as liver

·         Fatty and marbled meats

·         Spareribs

·         Hot dogs and sausages

·         Bacon

·         Fried or breaded meats

Reduce the sodium in your food  : Eating a lot of sodium can contribute to high blood pressure, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Reducing sodium is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. The American Heart Association recommends that: Most adults ideally have no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day

Although reducing the amount of salt you add to food at the table or while cooking is a good first step, much of the salt you eat comes from canned or processed foods, such as soups, baked goods and frozen dinners. Eating fresh foods and making your own soups and stews can reduce the amount of salt you eat.


Low-salt items to choose
High-salt items to limit or avoid
·         Herbs and spices

·         Salt-free seasoning blends

·         Reduced-salt canned soups or prepared meals

·         Reduced-salt versions of condiments, such as reduced-salt soy sauce and reduced-salt ketchup

·         Table salt

·         Canned soups and prepared foods, such as frozen dinners

·         Tomato juice

·         Condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise and soy sauce

·         Restaurant meals

Allow yourself a small treat once in a while , however it should become a habit . Its  important is that you eat healthy foods most of the time.


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Dr. Saurab  Goel , Interventional Cardiologist ( Wockhardt Hospital , Global hospital, Breach Candy hospital )


One of the greatest fears of many individuals is “Am I going to get a Heart attack“

These Individuals  could be those who have  already suffered a heart ailment and are afraid of getting it again or normal individuals who are afraid of getting a heart attack.

So what are the warning symptoms , which should alert a person to get medical attention.

Commonly  heart patients get a feeling of chest pain or discomfort on the left side of the chest like a heavy  weight on the chest . This could be accompanied by sweating, breathlessness,  palpitations and feeling of light headedness. The heart symptoms are often  brought on after exertion and relieved after resting. Sometimes conditions like gas, acidity and muscle spasms in the chest can mimic the symptoms of heart attack and hence a prompt medical evaluation and testing is  essential

How does one check the  condition of heart and prevent heart attack.


A thorough medical examination by a medical expert and a few simple screening tests are all that are required to evaluate the heart condition

Examination of blood for high cholesterol and diabetes, etc. is commonly done to check for underlying  risk factors


A  resting ECG  provides some basic information about the heart , especially if there is ongoing chest pain, but further advanced tests are often necessary.


2 D echo test is a simple , yet detailed evaluation of the heart using Ultrasound technology, which allows assessment of the structure and function of the heart and can identify  abnormalities which can lead to heart attack

Another useful screening test is computerized treadmill stress test , where and individual is made to exercise with continuous ECG monitoring on computer and this can indicate abnormalities of blood supply to heart

A heart attack is caused by sudden clot completely blocking a partially blocked heart artery. So if the tests  like ECG, Echo or stress test suggest possibility of blockage in any artery , it has to be confirmed by an advanced test called Coronary Angiography.

These evaluations both in existing heart patients and normal individuals should be done periodically , so that the doctor can suggest effective treatment to prevent a heart attack and improve the health and confidence of the individual.

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How to Care Your Skin During Winter ?

Skin is a soft covering of our body which covers and protects the organs from external factors. Skin lesions like moles, freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses are harmless conditions that are very common in the general population. Some Chronic Skin Conditions, like Eczema, silvery scales, and Acne, typically aren’t curable, but they can be managed using drugs and by paying close attention to your lifestyle.


Skin Problems in Winter:

Dry skin: Dry skin produces lesss amount of sebum, the natural skin lubricant so skin becomes parched in winter. Using a moisturizer, using night cream will help you to combat this.

Dehydrated skin: This type of skin often feels flaky, itchy and the skin feels even tight. To check this avoiding exfoliation and harsh cleansers is necessary. Using SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair Moisturizer will also help.

Chapped skin: It is the combination of dehydration, sun exposure, and wind burn. For some, this can be the worst condition. By using oilments like Aquaphor Healing Ointment this can be treated.

Keratosis pilaris: It is a very common skin condition in which a lot of small, red little formations on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks. Using gentle exfoliation and moisturizing will help combat this.

Oily skin: When most of our skin’s sebum has been cleansed away, glands will overproduce oil. By using hydrated things will help the skin remain normal.

Dry hands and feet: Hands and feet have less sebaceous glands that rest of the body. By applying moisturizers, manicures, pedicures, and applying lotions on regular basis will help combat this.

Dry cuticles: Winter will severely affect nails on both hands and legs. Cuticles will form in the fingers which will be painful sometimes. Massaging that with oils morning and at night will help reduce this.

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Stay Healthy Through Advance Heart Check-up

Master-check up at least once a year is vital to the detection and treatment of diseases, if any, during the initial stages of development. As per the adage, ‘prevention is better than cure’, one can prevent both minor and major health issues by being alert and paying attention to physical symptoms which cause discomfort or uneasiness.

Cardiac Problems are very common among both youngsters and adults. The major factors which cause them are improper and imbalanced diet, junk foods, lack of exercise, stress, and genetic transference. You may not be aware you have risk factors of cardiovascular disease early enough. typically there aren’t any symptoms. therefore it’s really important to get your doctor to examine your risks frequently, to confirm your heart is healthy. Advance heart check-up packages are prescribed by the general physician/cardiologists in case of any new findings or incidents found in the tests undertaken by patients. Precisely, they form the root cause of the symptoms.


Advanced Heart Checkup Packages

Heart check-up packages normally include physical examination, blood tests for blood sugar, cholesterol, creatinine and blood count, ElectroCardioGram, Chest X-Ray, Echocardiogram and treadmill test.

Though Heart checkups are essential for people as a preventive measure, it is a must when it comes to people with cardiac issues. Those who have undergone angioplasty or other heart treatments should be extra careful about their health and lead a healthy lifestyle by incorporating the right exercise and diet.

Who needs an immediate cardiac consultation?

A person with Cardiomyopathy, obesity, heart failure, hypertension, smokers and drinkers, bypass surgery, stents, and valve surgery should have a cardiac consultation regularly.
After a thorough study of test results and medical records, the cardiologist prefers the best and suitable treatment for the patient.
Fayth clinic is a multi-specialty unit in Prabhadevi and Borivali (West), Mumbai. They offer excellent treatment. Their diagnostic centers provide advance heart check-up packages at reasonable rates.


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