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Diet for Healthy Heart

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Contrary to the popular belief, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, there is much more truth in saying that heart ailments originate from it. Rather, one can aptly say that the origin of heart disease is through the stomach. Out of the fifteen major causes of coronary heart disease about ten (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, lack of fibre, lack of antioxidants and alcohol), about ten are related to the food consumed. A good number of people suffering from coronary heart disease give adequate importance to their diets and relate it to their heart ailment, without knowing how it affects them. I have faced many queries on diet from my patients and the fact that not much can be answered in a short span of interaction, I thought it will be worthwhile to discuss the issue exclusively on diet for the heart patients.