What is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Heart HealthBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamJun 21, 2013

It becomes very important to know what to eat and what not, if one has had a heart attack. A person with heart disease should follow a particular dietary pattern. Dash i.e. dietary approaches to stop hypertension eating plan or Indian vegetarian diet and Mediterranean diet are very heart healthy diets  as per the evidences has shown. Another important thing is total caloric intake. If a person has normal body weight then the calorie intake should be 30 kilo calories per kg body weight and for an underweight person it should be 35 kilo calories per kg of body weight and for an overweight person it should be 25 kilo calories per kg of body weight. Diet should be balanced and must be a mixture of carbohydrates, fat and protein whereas intake of milk products should be reduced or better avoided. Watch this video for more.