and Complementary Remedies Angina
Diet Therapy for Angina
The principal goals of nutritional therapy for angina are
to improve the blood flow to the heart and the energy metabolism of the heart so that it
requires less oxygen. The first step is to consume less saturated fat and cholesterol.
Magnesium in your diet will improve the energy metabolism. Include plenty of leafy green
vegetables, such as spinach, kale, mustard greens and turnip greens. These are good
sources of magnesium.
Studies have shown that when people follow a diet that
includes no animal sources except for skim milk, egg whites, and low fat yogurt, angina
pain diminishes in a few weeks.
Eat a diet that is well balanced and contains plenty of
fiber. Eat plenty of raw foods. For protein, eat broiled fish and skinless turkey and
chicken, which are low in fat.
Include in the diet garlic, onions, and lecithin. They are
shown to reduce serum cholesterol levels.
Add raw nuts (except pea nuts), olive oil, pink salmon,
trout, tuna, Atlantic herring, and mackerel to your diet. These foods contain essential
Do not consume stimulants such as coffee and black tea,
that contain caffeine. Also avoid tobacco, alcohol, chocolate, sugar, butter, red meat,
fats (especially hydrogenated oils and animal fats), fried foods, and processed and
Diet and Nutrition
Therapy for Cardiovascular Health
American Heart Association's Dietary Guidelines
for Heart Diseases and Stroke
remedies are not meant to be used as a treatment for heart attack. If you suspect a heart attack, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.