What is a healthy diet?
A healthy diet can help to reduce your risk of getting coronary heart disease and therefore heart failure. If you already have heart problems, eating a good diet can help protect your heart from getting worse, as well as protecting you from other diseases such as diabetes and some cancers.
A healthy diet contains lots of fruit and vegetables, aim for at least five portions a day, either fresh, frozen, dried or tinned and starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, pasta and rice. It should also be low in fat, salt and sugar. Eating fish twice a week, including one portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel) can also help to reduce your risk of heart disease.
I have no proof that supplements work however I am obsessed with the following but always check with your Doctor or Heart Failure Nurse first –
Fish oil supplements – make sure the EPA level is as high as possible High EPA Fish Oil
High Potency Vitamin C – read this opinion
High Potency Vitamin D – read this opinion
Acai Berry for it’s antioxidant properties – Acai Berry
As with all supplements and drugs it is very important that you discuss them with your clinician.