Coronary Artery Disease Diet

For patients with coronary artery disease, diet is a very important factor for prevention of acute attack especially in cold winters. The first ideal food for preventing the disease is a small cup of red wine along with the meal, and the amount should not exceed 50-100 ml per day. They can also eat some lean red meats such as pork, beef, mutton etc. Also, they should take some fruits like apples and watermelons. The dietary fiber contained in apples can lower the low-density lipoprotein level in the body. One apple per day can be helpful to promote the excretion of bile acids. Watermelons contain a large amount of amino acids and glucose. Reasonable intake of some watermelons can help control the blood pressure.

Apart from the above food, some yellow colored food can also be added into the daily meal. They mainly refer to vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, light colored tomatoes and so on. These yellow vegetables are rich in beta carotene which can help reduce atherosclerosis level in the body. Another important member is this vegetable family is the carrots. Actually, they can be prepared in a variety of food styles like braised carrots, steamed carrots, fried carrots, carrot juice etc. They can improve the performance of the body, relieve the symptoms of high blood pressure and strengthen the heart.

Some white colored food such as oats is also essential for a balanced daily diet for coronary artery patients. Oats can effectively lower the level of blood triglycerides and cholesterol. The best partner of oats is cook them with some milk. Milk contains a lot of protein, calcium, iron, and other nutrients that the body needs. They can inhibit cholesterol content and help to lower the risk of coronary heart disease. Osteoporosis is a very common disease for people over 50 years old. Milk contains a large amount of calcium and has a protective effect on myocardial and coronary heart disease. For people who do not want to take a lot of fat, some mild alternatives like skim milk or yogurt will be a good option as well.

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