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.
This content was last reviewed July 2015.