Helping Adults with Cardiovascular Disease
Improve Health Through
Nutrition & Lifestyle Change
A Global EpidemicHeart disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. and many other countries around the globe. Nutrition plays a major role in its prevention along with making lifestyle changes in several other areas. The goal of this website is to put heart health education at your fingertips to help you reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Are You In the Right Place?
The answer is YES if you…..
- want to eat healthy in order to BE and STAY healthy.
- have a family history of heart disease, stroke, or have had any type of cardiovascular testing or surgery.
- are simply interested in a nutritionally sound, make-you-feel-great lifestyle.
So.....what is a heart healthy diet?
A heart healthy diet is generally lower in overall fat, sodium and cholesterol than the typical “standard American diet“.
The research I cover in my articles shows that following a heart healthy diet will lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and even some forms of cancer and dementia. However, keep in mind that there is no cure-all diet and there are many other risk factors to consider when making lifestyle changes for the better.
According to the American Heart Association, a heart healthy diet consists of:
- A variety of fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Low-fat dairy products
- Skinless poultry and fish
- Nuts and legumes
- Non-tropical vegetable oils
But there isn't just one type of heart healthy diet
There are MANY heart healthy diets out there. They each have several things in common with slight differences. It’s always best to familiarize yourself with all options in order to choose what’s best for YOU and YOUR lifestyle!
I’m Kiran Campbell, RD.
A registered dietitian, entrepreneur, self-published author, and (soon-to-be) online health course creator.
If you’re struggling with following a heart healthy lifestyle; confused and frustrated with recommendations on what and how to live your healthiest life then I’m here to help.