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Eating for a Healthy Heart

A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan


2/16/2016 3:23:00 PM

The internet is a weird place. I was reading 10 Interesting Facts about Your Heart at
sting-heart-facts.html and I somehow ended up here. Lots of a good reads on SparkPeople, I even made an account because of this!
1/22/2016 9:17:29 AM

Great information!
9/17/2015 10:47:52 AM

Becky Hand seems stuck inthe past when giving us information about healthy fats and grains. Canola and soybean are NOT healthy oils. Grains, especially wheat, raise our blood sugars. Both groups create inflammation which is bad for our hearts.
9/7/2015 11:17:12 AM

Although this article is from 2011, I think most of the information is right on. We often hear that it's OK to eat egg yolks. Well yeah, but within reason and even the Egg Council admits that 25 to 30% of the population have a genetic need to limit dietary cholesterol. That's a LOT of people! I'm one of them. As for fats, yes HEALTHY fats are fine, but most people want to eat the chocolate cake not the oily salmon.
9/6/2015 11:25:07 AM

CHERRIET's SparkPage
Wish there was a way to EDIT our comments.
Wanted to add kudos to accurate info re: fruits/vegetables & refined (added) sugars.
...and fix a typo.
9/6/2015 11:18:50 AM

CHERRIET's SparkPage
Agree with sunshine65--article needs to be updated, all sources are from 2011.
One of the problems with Canola & Soybean oil is the prevalence of GMO sources.
Eggs (yolks) are no longer vilified.
3/4/2015 8:21:40 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
I was going to say that also as I heard that saturated fats are apparently not necessarily the villains that they were once thought of as. My grandpa ate a diet high in meat and lived to be 97 and did not have any heart problems.
2/28/2015 9:53:36 PM

SUNSHINE65's SparkPage
This article needs to be rewritten. A lot of the sodium, fat and cholesterol information is totally wrong by todays scientific studies. Please replace this with a new article.
7/22/2014 11:51:47 AM

Very nice article!
12/24/2013 8:09:06 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great article.
9/4/2013 4:02:14 PM

SANDALWOOD108's SparkPage
Kudos to KPILVER, 2SNOWCRANES and DMATTISON :)) Thankfully people are starting to pay attention to the problems with wheat and other carbs. Try no sugar and no grains for 2 weeks. Your body will thank you. There are low carb teams here to help.
9/4/2013 2:48:54 PM

Thanks very good information♡♡
9/4/2013 2:46:42 PM

Thanks very good information♡♡
7/5/2013 6:52:13 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Good comments - thanks.
7/4/2013 11:32:17 AM

Canola Oil is:

Low in saturated fat: Saturated fat raises the bad LDL cholesterol in your blood and has been linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease.

A source of omega-6 fat: Omega-6 fat must be consumed in your diet and is important for the brain and essential for the growth and development of infants.

High in omega-3 fat: Omega-3 fat must also be consumed in your diet and helps protect against heart attacks and strokes.

High in monounsaturated fat: Monounsaturated fat may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by lowering bad LDL cholesterol in the blood and helping control blood glucose.

Cholesterol and trans fat free: Trans fat raises bad LDL cholesterol and lowers good HDL cholesterol.

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