The Cardiac Diet

1500-Calorie Meal Plan
Daily Totals:
Fruit 3
Starch 7
Protein 5
Vegetable 3
Nonfat milk 2
Fat 3
Breakfast
1 Fruit ½ Banana
2 Starch ½ c. Oatmeal
½ English muffin
1 Protein ¼ c. Low fat cottage cheese
1 Nonfat milk 1 c. Nonfat milk
1 Fat 1 t. Margarine
Lunch
1 Fruit 1 c. Melon
2 Starch 2 slices Whole wheat bread
2 Protein 2 oz. Lean turkey
1 Vegetable ½ c. Lettuce, tomato (for sandwich)
1 Fat 1 T. Lite Mayonnaise
Dinner
2 Starch 1/3 c. Cooked lentils
½ c. Brown rice
2 Protein 2 oz. Baked salmon
2 Vegetable ½ c. Steamed broccoli
1 c. Tossed green salad
1 Fat 2 T. Lite salad dressing
Evening Snack
1 Fruit ¾ c. Berries
1 Nonfat milk 1 c. Nonfat plain yogurt
1 Starch 3 Graham cracker squares
THE CARDIAC DIET
(HEART HEALTHY)
WHAT IS HEART DISEASE?
Coronary Heart Disease may result from atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is the build up of fatty substances (plaque) in the artery
walls. Plaque formation may be caused by high blood cholesterol.
You can reduce your cholesterol and your risk for heart disease by
eating a healthy diet, increasing activity (if approved by your doctor)
and not smoking.
One of the three major risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease is a
high cholesterol level. Cholesterol consists of 2 major types:
HDL Cholesterol: may slow atherosclerosis by decreasing
(good guy) cholesterol build-up in your arteries.
LDL Cholesterol: may increase atherosclerosis by increasing
(bad guy) cholesterol build up in the arteries.
Your Cholesterol: ____________________________________
DIETARY FACTORS THAT INCREASE RISK
FOR HEART DISEASE:
Excess saturated fat and cholesterol
Excess salt and high sodium foods
Excess calories and weight gain
Low fiber diet
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