Heart attack victims should opt for Mediterranean diet but go easy on the fish

Heart attack victims can use the Mediterranean diet

The National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (Nice) has issued new guidelines for preventing heart disease; eat a plant-based wholefood diet.

“Heart disease remains the UK’s biggest killer, causing more than 80,000 deaths each year.  It also causes ongoing health problems for many thousands of others.  People who have had a heart attack have a greatly increased risk of another.  People who have had a heart attack should also be encouraged to eat a healthier, Mediterranean-style diet, and exercise daily in order to reduce their risk of a further heart attack”
Professor Mark Baker, Director of the Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE.

The draft guidance from the National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence for all heart attack survivors is as follows:

  • Eat more plants
  • Lay off butter, cheese and meat
  • Exercise every day

As reported by The Daily Mail on 12 June 2013.

Posted: Thursday 26 September 2013