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Old 05-23-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Healthy Eating Post Stroke

Hi everyone-

Anyone out there have any simple and quick recipes that will fit the low sodium/low cholesterol bill the doctors are ordering? What types of foods should my father being staying away from? Or, eating a lot of? Any suggestions for recipes or sites where I can find good recipes is greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: Healthy Eating Post Stroke

I am glad you asked. I have been researching this very thing and I will give you a brief outline on what I have found.
I was told that I should not eat any more than 1500 mg of salt per day. This includes everthing from ketchup to bread to pasta they all have salt in them. 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce has up to 500 mg of salt. That was a shocker I use to pour that stuff all over my meat while I cooked it. I put a pc of paper on the counter in the morning and keep track of my calories and salt intake.
First off any foods that are processed are a thing of the past. The salt and fat content is damaging and should not be eaten. So getting back to the basics and cooking your own food nothing prepared or processed.
Lots of vegetables, chicken, fish, Rye bread. Oatmeal and bran are the two foods the health nuts just rave on and on about. You should eat them daily. Also high fiber foods are good for the arteries, like beans, legumes, fresh salad, brocoli, cabbage. there are some great receipes on the internet for veggie burgers and veggie balls. They are really high fiber and low salt. If you must have pasta have whole wheat pasta. Use only the good oil's and try to stay away from salad dressings unless you make them yourself. One doctor said you can have the most beautiful salad but by the time you add the salad dressing the fat content is so high you might as well had a hamberger and fries.
Nuts are good oils and good for you, popcorn makes a great snack NO BUTTER and popcorn is high in fiber. flavour your food with spices and natural honey.
Two or three fruit per day. Not juices because they are liquid candy and up your sugars and stores the calories it as fat.
Salt is a killer to our arteries. It takes a plyable flexable artery and makes it hard and not plyable and thats when we run into trouble.
A great book to read is THE SPECTRUM it tells you what foods you should eat. The doctor that wrote the book is amazing.
Many doctors dont believe you can heal heart desease and reverse heart desease but you can. Many say you can't heal your arteries but from what i have read You can. And of course if your dad is able, Walk every day. That lowers cholestoral too. So I hope I have helped. As you can tell by my long post it is something I am passionate about. Take care and good luck
God Bless Mulchie

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