Diet & Nutrition

The ProHeart Plate

Even small changes in your eating habits can add up to big benefits for your heart. A healthy diet can help you lose weight, manage your cholesterol and blood pressure - and give you energy to get through the day.

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Are you a heart event survivor?
"I encourage everyone to check with their doctor whenever they have a pain in their chest because it could lead up to heart attack."
"I had my heart event in 2007. I came home from work, had my dinner and went to bed. I fell asleep but woke up feeling a tightness in my chest. I had some water to drink but that did not stop the feeling. It was as if I could not breathe. I tried to lie flat on my back, but could not because of the tightness in my chest and the pain in my shoulder and my neck. My son was there, but I did not say anything to him. He was only 19 years old at the time. So, I called my daughter who was not living with me and I told what was happening to me. She said, "Mommy, go straight to the hospital." So I went and told the doctor what happened.

They did some tests and found out the main artery was blocked. It was very, very bad, but thank God for the good doctors who saved my life. I am so grateful. I now take aspirin regularly with my other medication. I encourage everyone to check with their doctor whenever they have a pain in their chest because it could lead up to heart attack. I now try to eat healthy and take my medication (never miss my aspirin). Thank God for my life."
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Chances are you've heard of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about these "good fats".
The two most important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA because they're the ones your body can't make on its own. But how do they help your heart?
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least 2 times a week—particularly fatty fish. Some people choose fish oil supplemeents to get their omega-3s instead.
Ask your doctor about the heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil supplements. Print this
To get more omega-3 fatty acids, you can take an omega-3 supplement, or eat more fish—but you can also try these fun ways to boost the heart-health appeal of every meal.