Eating the right foods is important, especially when you have heart disease. A heart-healthy diet and physical activity help you maintain good health and reduce your risk of future heart problems. Good nutrition and weight control are a crucial part of your treatment plan because they help reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.
The right foods and regular physical activity help you:
- Make better use of the food you eat.
- Control blood sugar.
- Lower blood cholesterol.
- Control blood pressure.
- Lose weight and avoid gaining weight.
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"This content was last reviewed on 09/22/2011."