First off, anyone who suspects they have a bad heart should go to their doctor for advice.
I’m not medically trained but I think it is fairly widely agreed that avoiding too much fat in the diet is better for the heart (and the arteries and veins). A mixed diet is probably best – you don’t have to live like a monk eating only celery.
But it is important also to get plenty of exercise – this is one of the things that people find hardest to do. I didn’t use to do much – didn’t think I had the time. But since the start of this year I have started running at lunchtimes (for about 30 min – 3 times a week). It is hard but I actually quite enjoy it… Plus I know it’s good for my heart!
Hi Rhian, i think it’s important to eat a balanced diet no matter what. So lots of fruit + veg, plus fibre, wholegrains and some proteins and healthy fats. For your heart in particular I have heard that fresh parsley is good!
A balanced diet always seem to be the best answer to questions like this! We need fats, but not too much, we need protein, but again, not too much. I would avoid salt if I had a bad heart, and no junk food!