Heart-Healthy Nutrition


Each year, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute brings you the Providence Heart-Healthy Living Guide.

From the experts: Nutrition tips

  • One of the keys to avoiding heart disease could be sitting right on your dinner plate. Providence cardiologist Alicia Ross, M.D., and dietitian Kimra Hawk, RD, LD, dish out more great advice on how to protect your heart.
  • Nutrition and heart health
    Following are common questions answered by Valerie Edwards, M.S., R.D., L.D., outpatient nutrition therapist, Providence Nutrition Services.
  • Want to get the skinny on fat? Find out the difference between "good" fat and "bad" fat. While you are at it, if you are wanting to determine the number of calories and fat grams you need to consume each day in order to lose or gain weight, consult your physician or a registered dietitian. To maintain your current weight, follow the formula here.
  • If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition – starting with the components of food.
  • Web resources – The best sites for a heart healthy diet
    The digital marketplace now offers an abundance of health and diet management tools, from websites to monitor your weight to smart phone apps that allow you to take a picture of your food and get an instant calorie count.