What Diet is best for A-Fib?
Sher’s Shop and Articles is about giving you Resources to make your own decisions for your A-Fib. With all the researching I’ve done, the resources are still vast and some vague.
In this article I wanted to share with you, the importance of a special diet called the Mediterranean diet, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. It fits very well into your daily life if you have A-Fib or even if you don’t it’s the best diet for A-Fib out there hands down.
There are 10 foods for A-Fib you should be adding to your diet if you have Atrial Fibrillation. The (AHA) American Heart Association recommends a list of foods to eat while on the Mediterranean diet that is best for A-Fib.
Chicken and Turkey
Nuts and Seeds
Highly processed foods
Fatty, processed meats
Each serving should contain
A generous portion of vegetables, a source of foods containing protein such as;
Lean meat and poultry and if you can’t eat red meat try, beans, nuts, soy, quinoa, seafood, eggs, seeds, soy products and peanut butter are high in protein. In addition to olive oil, you can substitute it for avocado oil, flaxseed oil or hemp seed oil.
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can follow a plant-based diet that consists of vegetables, fruits, whole grain, legumes and proteins from nonanimal sources.
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Protein is present in every body cell, and an adequate protein intake is important for keeping the muscles, bones, and tissues healthy.
Protein plays a role in many bodily processes, including:
- blood clotting
- fluid balance
- immune system responses
Protein is important for growth and development, especially during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy.
The Dietary Guidelines for American recommend that between 10-35% of an adult’s daily calories should come from protein. For children it is 10-30%.
American Heart Association (AHA) and cardiac patients is a must read.
One of the best studied diets for cardiovascular health is the Mediterranean diet. This consists of fish, monounsaturated fats from olive oil, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes/nuts, and moderate alcohol consumption.
Learn more about foods you need to avoid whether you have heart disease or not. I’m inviting you to my other website to talk about processed food and how it can make you ill if you have A-Fib,
Join me at www.my-heart-health.com
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“The Best Nutritional Smoothie Recipes Low in Vitamin K” if you are taking Warfarin, you must be very careful about foods rich in vitamin k.
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Wishing you the best,