Third Degree Heart Block Diet
A healthy diet for people with third degree heart block should include:
- Limit total fat intake to no more than 20 to 25% of your total calories:
- Less than 7% of the day's total calories from saturated fat.
- Up to 10% of the day's total calories from polyunsaturated fat.
- Up to 20% of the day's total calories from monounsaturated fat
- Less than 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day.
- Just enough calories to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. (You may want to ask your doctor or registered dietitian what is a reasonable calorie level for you.)
- Reduced salt to 2 grams per day.
- Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Limiting iron intake: too much iron can increase atherosclerosis
- More complex carbohydrates, such as starch and fiber. Whole grains and brown rice are good fiber sources. Other sources include:
Check with your doctor about supplementing your diet with B vitamins. Some people may benefit from these supplements.
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