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.
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.
- Ten Things to Know about Healthy Eating
Our simple, holistic way to think about healthy eating. Print the tips and post them in your kitchen.
- Heart Healthy Living Guide
Our guide to healthy eating, physical activity and more
- Heart Health Tips: Healthy Eating (videos)
Our series short videos covering different aspects of healthy eating
- My Plate for Older Adults
Information on healthy eating to meet the needs of older adults (from the US Department of Agriculture and AARP)
A prevention and rehabilitation program for the French-speaking population of the Champlain region
More about nutrition and heart disease from our Cardiac Prevention and Wellness Centre
- Eat Right Ontario
Provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices