Doctor Kashuh: many traditional breakfast dishes are not suitable for heart patients

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Gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh: dishes that are often prepared for breakfast are too “heavy” and harmful to heart patients.

Doctor Kashuh stated that for breakfast, families may eat dishes that are not suitable for people with cardiovascular diseases.

“Many traditional breakfast dishes, such as scrambled eggs and bacon or pancakes, are not recommended for people with high blood pressure,” the doctor noted in a conversation with Gazeta.Ru.
According to Kashuh, these breakfast options contain a high concentration of “bad” cholesterol, which worsens the condition of blood vessels and increases the risk of cardiovascular disorders. Meanwhile, people who already have problems with the heart and blood vessels should carefully monitor the quality of their diet and adhere to certain restrictions

“To maintain vascular health and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, it is recommended to eat as little salt as possible, and also reduce consumption of animal fats, industrial desserts and sugary drinks,” the expert shared.
Kashukh added that the diet of heart patients should include vegetables, whole grain cereals, fish, and poultry. Speaking about foods that are especially useful for strengthening the heart, the doctor recommended eating leafy greens, apples, nuts (preferably walnuts), fatty fish, dairy products, berries.

What can be included in breakfast for hypertension and heart disease:

  • a serving of greens, including leafy salads;
  • nuts and seeds;
  • not too salty red fish;
  • whole grain bread;
  • natural yogurt without sugar;
  • whole grain porridge.

The portal previously wrote that consuming fructose can seriously harm the condition liver.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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