Session: Cardiac Diet/Cardiac Nutrition

Cardiac Diet/Cardiac Nutrition

Description:

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight against cardiovascular disease. It’s important to eat plenty of heart healthy foods, which includes fruits and vegetables, and foods which are rich in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. The overall goal of this diet is to reduce sodium and fat intake. Too much sodium can increase your blood pressure and it will lead to hypertension. Hypertension is the major risk factor of the cardiac attack and other heart problems. Some of the basic guidelines of the cardiac diet are:

Not more than 25 to 35 % of daily calories should come from total fat.
Avoiding trans fats.
Consuming less than 200 milligrams a day of dietary cholesterol.
Limiting salt intake; aiming for less than 2 grams of sodium per day or less
Avoiding the usage of Tobacco.
Taking regular medications as per the guidance.

Related Keywords: World Heart Congresses | Cardiology Events | Cardiology Meetings

Related Societies: Cardiology Society Los Angeles, USA, North America; Japanese Circulation Society, Japan; Asian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (ASCVS) Fukuoka, Japan, Asia ; British Junior Cardiologists Association London, UK;  World Society of Arrhythmias Beijing, China; Philippine Heart Association Manila, Philippines; American Heart Association Dallas, USA, North America; The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) Algeria, Africa; Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Sydney, Australia