Healthy Food for Healthy Heart by Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale – Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon @ Apollo

How do I eat a heart healthy diet?

Healthy Food or say Healthy Diet is always a good sign of developing a strong and healthy body. Organs of human body flourish and function normally only when they are given proper ingredients in proper ratios via natural food items.  If you are really looking for reducing the risk of the mounting cardiovascular diseases that are hitting the major portion of population, then you really must know and follow some good food eating habits.

“Juices of fruits and vegetables are pure gifts from Mother Nature and the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again.” – Farnoosh Brock Quote (Author of the Healthy Juicer’s Bible). It is quite obvious from the quote on how a mere good diet can play a vital role in improving the metabolism of the human body. There are great variety of best heart healthy foods that when followed gives healthy heart.

Healthy Food for Healthy Heart

Foods for Healthy Heart and Blood Pressure


Healthiest way to keep your heart health is intake oats. They are abundant source of energy and makes your stomach feel full. They contain beta glucan which are highly soluble fibre that helps in reducing the bad cholesterol levels in the human body. You can have it as your breakfast to feel fresh and energetic throughout the day.


Berries are all kinds like strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and raspberries can be used in cereals and added to your diet plan. This helps in keeping your heart healthy with its phytonutrients and highly soluble fiber.

Green Leafy Vegetables:

Green leafy vegetables are the best way to reduce the risk of heart diseases as they are rich source of high fibre and low in calories and fats. They have sufficient minerals like folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium that are beneficial to the functioning of heart.

Fresh Fruits:

Include fruits into your diet to improve your heart health. Apples, apricots, bananas, grapefruit, kiwi, peaches, oranges, papaya, cantaloupes, are rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and great source of fibre.

Whole grains:

Beans, barley, wheat, millet and pulses have richness of natural fibre and abundance of vitamins like Vitamin E, Magnesium and Iron that are very good for the health of the heart. If you regularly consume whole grains, it will help in reducing your blood pressure levels.


Almonds are very good for maintaining a healthy heart, but the intake needs to be in moderation. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the human body and helps in prevention from heart diseases. They have vital vitamins and minerals that are essential for hearty health.

Following few or all of the food habits can change your lifestyle making your heart healthy and your body fit. Intake of proper food items can give boost to your metabolism and keep you energetic all through your life.

As a heart specialist and cardio thoracic surgeon, I Dr Gokhale wish you all follow a good dietary plan to keep your health in positive tone. Stay away from food that spoils your system and stick on to the simple ways of consuming natural food items that can be beneficial for your heart and whole body health.  A healthy heart is an outcome of a healthy lifestyle.

Dr A.G.K.Gokhale
M.S, M.Ch (Vellore), DNB, SMP(IIM-C)
Chief Cardiothoracic, Transplant and
Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeon & HOD
Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
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