Preventive Cardiology Guide - Foods to Limit
What dietary changes can I make to
decrease my risk of heart disease?
What foods should I limit in my diet to decrease my
risk of heart disease?
changes can I make to decrease my risk of heart disease?
Sodium: less than 2400 mg.
- Limit table salt ( 1 tsp. = 2300 mg. sodium).
- Limit processed foods, fast foods.
- Limit high sodium condiments.
Dietary Fiber: 20-35 gm.
- Increase whole grains.
- Increase dry beans and peas.
- Increase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Cholesterol: less than 300 mg.
- Avoid organ meats.
- Limit egg yolks to 2-4/week.
- Limit meats to 6 oz./day.
What foods should
I limit in my diet to decrease my risk of heart disease?
STOP AND THINK !
These foods are high in satured fat. Eating too
much saturated fat may increase your risk
of heart disease.
Grains and Grain Products:
- croissants, pastries, butter rolls, commercial baked goods (biscuits,
muffins, donuts, cakes), egg breads, cheese breads, commercial mixes
containing whole milk, butter, coconut oil or shortening
- coconut, fruits served with cream or cream toppings
- vegetables that are fried or served in cream, butter or cheese sauces
- whole milk and 2% milk and their products including ice cream and
cheese, butter, all creams (sour cream, half and half, whipping cream)
- duck, goose, heavily marbled meats such as prime graded meats, regular
luncheon meat (bologna, salami, spam, corned beef, kielbasa, Braunschweiger,
liverwurst, bratworst), sausage, hot dogs, organ meats such as heart,
kidney, sweetbread and liver
- coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil or shortenings made from these
oils, butter, lard, salt pork, meat fat, bacon, cocoa butter (chocolate),
margarines with hydrogenated oil listed as first ingredient or saturated
fat content greater than 2 grams per Tbsp.
Health Topics A to Z, Related Sites:
Cardiology Guide to Healthy Eating
Spicy Ideas for Sodium Controlled Diets
Claims and Definitions
U-M Health System Related Sites:
Heart Care Program
MFit Community Nutrition Program
Other Related Web Sites:
Medical Association - Nutritional Basics
- Diet and Nutrition
Heart Association - Diet and Nutrition
Heart Association: What's My Risk?
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