Healthy Eating

Eating for a Healthy Heart

What you eat affects important factors that contribute to heart disease. Making healthy choices about the food you eat can improve your:

  • Blood cholesterol and tricglicerides
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar levels (glucose)
  • Weight and waist circumference

If you have a condition such as coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart failure, healthy eating can slow the progression of your condition and help you manage it, as well as improve the health of your arteries. The following resources offer practical information in a variety of formats.

Coronary Artery Disease

Visit our CAD Patient Guide page for helpful nutrition information and to watch our CAD Heart Healthy Eating video.

Heart Failure

For nutrition information specifically for people with heart failure, visit our Heart Failure Patient Guide page to view the guide and video.

General Resources for Heart Healthy Eating

Nutrition 101 Frequently Asked Questions: Learn more about heart-healthy eating and get the facts on fat, cholesterol, fibre and salt. 

Nutrition 201 Frequently Asked Questions: Hear answers to many of the most frequently asked nutrition questions including fats, eggs, red meat and salt.