Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
“Heart disease is a foodborne disease.” Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Heart disease is preventable and reversable. In his book, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn shares simple steps that can be taken to prevent and reverse heart disease. Two key areas to follow below:
Foods to avoid:
- Anything with a face or a mother: This includes meat, poultry fish and eggs.
- Dairy products: Butter, cream cheese, cream, ice cream, yogurt and milk – even skim milk.
- Oils: All oils, including virgin olive oil and canola oil.
- Refined grains: Unlike whole grains, they have been stripped of much of their fiber and nutrients.
- Nuts: Those who have heart disease should avoid all nuts. Those without heart disease can consume walnuts in moderation.
Foods to consume:
- Vegetables: Any and all fresh or frozen vegetables
- Legumes: Colorful variety of beans, peas and lentils
- Whole grains: Whole wheat, whole rye, bulgur wheat, whole oats, barley, buckwheat, whole corn, cornmeal, wild rice, brown rice, popcorn, quinoa, couscous and more
- Fruit: Fruits of all varieties; however, if you currently have heart disease it is important to limit your fruit intake to 2-3 servings per day.
- Beverages: Water, seltzer water, oat milk, no-fat soy milk, coffee and tea. Alcohol is fine in moderation for heart disease.
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