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RD Nutrition Counseling can be beneficial for those at risk of developing or already diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease. Through nutrition counseling, you can learn how to make healthier food choices and incorporate more nutritious foods into your diet that are specifically designed to help improve heart health and reduce the risk of developing rheumatic heart disease.

Nutrition For Heart Health

Finding a good nutritionist for Heart Disease

The American Heart Association reports that a healthy diet and lifestyle can be your best weapon against heart disease. There are a number of risk factors that can contribute to heart disease, such as cigarette smoking, family history of heart disease, and physical activity. Other risk factors tied more closely to nutrition include obesity, high blood pressure, and types of fats eaten. All these risk factors can be reduced if one follows a heart healthy diet. 

Improving heart health includes avoiding certain types of foods ( i.e. high saturated fat, fried foods, high sugar) that can contribute to obesity and diabetes - people with diabetes are more susceptible to develop heart disease. Foods that should be eaten include those that are high in healthy unsaturated fats, as well as foods high in fiber. 

There are specific diet types that have benefits for heart health, such as the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet. Both these diets take an approach that include healthy fats and high fiber foods. At RD Nutrition Counseling, we will not limit you to one diet type. It's less about dieting, and more about finding foods that are protective for overall health and wellness.

Healthy Sources of Fat

A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) will create an individualized plan that is tailored to meet your unique needs, including which types of foods are best for you, portion control, and mental health support. RD Nutrition Counseling can help people improve their heart health and reduce their risk of developing heart disease.
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