Eating Right For Heart Health

Cardiac care is extremely important, and one of the best ways to maintain your cardiac health is keeping a healthy diet. Eating healthy can prevent diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. It is important to come up with a plan for healthy eating to maintain a healthy diet. If you a looking for a nutritionist in Nassau County, Food and Fitness pro located in Melville and Hicksville can help you come up with the best diet plan for you.

What Specific Foods Can I Eat to be Heart Healthy?

The American Heart Association recommends that to keep healthy, you should maintain a diet that has 2,000 calories a day. This is just standard and can vary on the person’s weight, age, and level of physical activity. There are many recommended foods to improve and maintain your heart health. They include:

  • Fruits and Vegetables- this should make up at least half of your diet
  • Seafood, Lean Meats, Eggs, and nuts (unsalted)
  • Fat Free/Low Dairy such as
    • Milk 
    • Yogurt
  • Whole grains such as 
    • Whole Wheat
    • Whole oats
    • Oatmeal
    • Whole grain corn 
    • Rice (brown, wild)
    • Whole Rye
    • Whole- grain barley

What Foods Should I Limit to Keep My Heart Healthy?

  • Trans fats- mainly found in processed baked goods, snack foods, fried foods, and margarine  
  • Saturated Fats- should make up less than 10% of your calories
    • Pizza
    • Ice Cream
    • Cookies
    • Bacon
  • Cholesterol- found in animal products such as 
    • Bacon 
    • Whole milk
    • Cheese from whole milk 
    • Eggs 
    • Frozen yogurt
  • Sodium- you should consume a maximum amount of 2,300 milligrams a day 
    • Bread
    • Cold cuts
    • Pizza
    • Condiments 

Keeping a heart-healthy diet can be overwhelming. Having a nutritionist can make all of the information you need for staying healthy condensed and easy to achieve. At Food and Fitness Pro, a nutritionist in Nassau County can help you recognize what foods are best for your diet and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle. 

Whether you need help in weight loss and weight management, Food and Fitness Pro works with you personally to help come up with an efficient plan to maintain and improve a healthy lifestyle. Some of the specialties and services and we that we provide include:

  • Diabetes and Prediabetes
  • Weight management/loss
  • PCOS
  • Insulin Resistance 
  • Cardiovascular Disease/Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Sports Nutrition
  • GI disorders

Nutritionist in Suffolk County

If you want to take the next step in eating right for your heart, make an appointment to meet with a nutritionist in Nassau County at Food and Fitness Pro to come up with a plan for you!

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