8 Diet Rules Cardiologists Always Follow


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When you choose your food, do you always have your heart in mind? Admittedly, we often do a quick label audit and scan for calories, fat, and sugar with our waistlines at the forefront of our consciousness. While trimming these categories does, in fact, benefit your ticker (more on that below), it’s funny that the health of our most vital organ takes a bit of a backseat when we fuel up.

We don’t have to tell you that heart health is paramount—it’s quite obvious. But while cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices, it’s still the leading cause of death in the United States. So what can we do to ensure we don’t become a statistic? Logging some weekly cardio and forgoing cigarettes are cut and dry, but diet isn’t as transparent. So to help provide some clarity, we enlisted the help of renowned cardiologist and cardiac surgeon, Steven Gundry, MD. Keep reading to find out his top tips for eating your way to a healthy heart.