A healthy, well-balanced diet, inclusive of all food groups, is vital to minimise your risk of developing heart disease, and optimising your heart health following a cardiac event or surgery. A healthy diet will also assist to minimise and/or control other risk factors such as cholesterol, weight, and blood pressure.
It is encouraged to include a variety of foods in your daily diet, including:
- Whole grains.
- Lean meat, chicken, and oily fish.
- A variety of different fruits and vegetables.
- Dairy and dairy products.
- Vegetable and seed oils.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Legumes and lentils.
To learn more about eating a healthy diet, see the healthy eating education page of this website (click here)