Healthy Eating: Eating Heart-Healthy Foods
Healthy Eating: Eating Heart-Healthy Foods
Where to go from here
Now that you have read this
information, you are ready to eat a more heart-healthy diet.
Talk with your doctor
If you have questions about
this information, take it with you when you visit your doctor or dietitian. You
may want to mark areas or make notes in the margins where you have
If you would like more information on eating a
heart-healthy diet, the following resources are available:
|American Heart Association (AHA)|
|7272 Greenville Avenue|
|Dallas, TX 75231|
|Phone: ||1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721)|
|Web Address: ||www.heart.org|
Visit the American Heart Association (AHA) website for information on
physical activity, diet, and various heart-related conditions. You can search for information on heart disease and stroke, share information with friends and family, and use tools to help you make heart-healthy goals and plans. Contact the AHA to find your
nearest local or state AHA group. The AHA provides brochures and information
about support groups and community programs, including Mended Hearts, a
nationwide organization whose members visit people with heart problems and
provide information and support.
|Web Address: ||www.cardiosmart.org |
CardioSmart is an online education and support program that can be your partner in heart health. This website engages, informs, and empowers people to take part in their own care and to work well with their health care teams. It has tools and resources to help you prevent, treat, and/or manage heart diseases.
You can set health and wellness goals and track your progress with online tools. You can track your weight, waist measurement, blood pressure, and activity. You can use calculators to help you find your body mass index (BMI) and check your risk for heart problems. You can search for a cardiologist. And you can find medicine information and prepare for your next appointment. Also, you can join online communities to connect with peers and take heart-healthy challenges.
CardioSmart was designed by cardiovascular professionals at the American College of Cardiology, a nonprofit medical society. Members include doctors, nurses, and surgeons.
|Food and Nutrition Information
|10301 Baltimore Avenue|
|Beltsville, MD 20705|
|Phone: ||(301) 504-5414|
|Fax: ||(301) 504-6409|
|Web Address: ||http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/|
This U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site has
information about nutrition, food labels, weight, dietary guidelines, food
safety, supplements, nutrition research, and more.
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
|P.O. Box 30105|
|Bethesda, MD 20824-0105|
|Phone: ||(301) 592-8573|
|Fax: ||(240) 629-3246|
|TDD: ||(240) 629-3255|
|Web Address: ||www.nhlbi.nih.gov|
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) information center offers information and publications about preventing
- Diseases affecting the heart and circulation, such as heart
attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, and
heart problems present at birth (congenital heart diseases).
- Diseases that affect the lungs, such as asthma, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, sleep apnea, and
- Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia,
hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.
|Office on Women's Health|
|Department of Health and Human Services|
|200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E|
|Washington, DC 20201|
|Fax: ||(202) 205-2631|
|Web Address: ||www.womenshealth.gov|
The Office on Women's Health is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides women's health information to a variety of
audiences, including consumers, health professionals, and researchers.
For more information on other heart-healthy diets and exercising for a healthy heart, see:
- Heart Disease: Exercising for a Healthy Heart.
- Heart Disease: Walking for a Healthy Heart.
- Comparing Heart-Healthy Diets (What is a PDF document?).
- High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet.
- High Cholesterol: Using the TLC Diet.
- Mediterranean Diet.
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Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Colleen Gobert, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
March 22, 2012
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