What dietary advice do cardiologists follow themselves?
- Avoid frequent consumption of red meat. Poultry, pork and fish are better options. If you love the red meat, consume in moderation. Have it once every two weeks or once a month.
- No fake fats. Natural fats like those found in avocados and nuts are better for you.
- Processed meats are bad for you. This means you should curb your consumption of bacon, sausage, hot dogs and lunch meat. If you can't go without processed meats, shop for something hormone-free, organic and not highly-cured.
- Don't eat cheese foods. Put down the squeeze cheese and dip. Eat real cheese. Splurge on some fancy cheese.
- No store-bought pastries, including the ones from the bakery case. Stick with homemade treats in moderation.
Listen in as Dr. Jennifer Haythe discusses what cardiologists won't eat.