When walking is not enough...
If you answer "YES" to any one of the above...
Say, "Hey Doc, let's discuss an angiogram."
Popular Heart Healthy Diets
Some patients have seen great success with changing what they eat and how they eat! It's important to talk with your doctor about what's damaging your arteries before choosing the best diet for you. Advanced bloodwork can shed light on vitamin deficiencies, genetic variations, and sensitivities which are critical to selecting the best diet to help you improve your vascular health.
A type of eating modeled after countries that border the Mediterranean Sea
This style of eating emphasizes eating primarily fish and chicken, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, using olive oil or canola oil instead of fat and butter, and enjoying a glass of wine, all while in the company of friends and/or family.
Dean Ornish Diet
This style of eating encourages heart health by limiting fats
This modification centers around primarily eating fruits, grains, and veggies and extremely limited amounts of fat. Your dairy product intake should be limited in moderation. Avoiding meats and oils (even fats from avocado and nuts), as well as full fat dairy and sugar.
PADdy's Plate is a collection of recipes and tips on heart healthy eating by fellow PAD Warriors, clinicians, and professional chefs. Always check with your own healthcare provider on what dietary choices are right for you before acting on advice or recipes offered here.
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Low-Fat Eggplant & Zucchini Lasagna
4 large yellow or orange heirloom tomatoes
4 zucchini sliced lengthwise
1 small eggplant sliced in thin rounds
2 Portobello mushrooms sliced
3 tablespoons oregano
3 tablespoons basil
2 cups water
1/4 cup white wine or Tito's vodka if allowed on your diet.
Sprinkle salt sparingly
Sprinkle pepper sparingly
Add fresh chopped garlic to taste
1/2 cup Daiya Mozzrella Cheese if allowed on your diet.
Salads give you freedom to be creative. So, only the tuna salad will include ingredient amounts. If on Dean Ornish diet, replace tuna salad with kidney beans,
1 Fresh wild tuna steak
1/2 celery stalk chopped
1 lemon squeezed
4-5 green onions minced
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
Sprinkling of fresh basil, salt (I use lavender salt), & pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil (if allowed on your diet)
Kym's P&C Kups
A little splurge if permitted on your diet. Ask your doctor before indulging in this healthier version of a dark chocolate peanut butter cup.
Bottom Chocolate layer
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or raw cacao butter
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1/4 cup organic cacao powder (unprocessed)
2 teaspoons sweetener allowed on your diet (stevia, honey, maple syrup, monkfruit).
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