Nutrition Specialist

HeartCare Associates of Connecticut

Cardiovascular Specialists located in Hamden, East Haven, North Haven, West Haven & Wallingford, CT

Good nutrition is an integral component of healthy heart care. That’s why HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, with locations in Hamden, East Haven, North Haven, West Haven, and Wallingford, Connecticut, offers customized nutrition plans supervised by experts. Learn more about grocery shopping, meal planning, and exercising your way to better heart health today. Book your appointment online or call the location nearest you now.

Nutrition Q & A

Do I need a new nutrition program?

If you’re dealing with heart problems, hypertension, diabetes, or other serious health issues, a new nutrition program could be extremely beneficial. Eating differently can help you fight obesity, improve your heart health, and enhance your overall health and wellness. 

The HeartCare Associates of Connecticut team understands that a new nutrition program can seem intimidating, and that’s why they’ve carefully crafted a customized approach to nutrition and wellness that will work for you. 

How does the nutrition program work?

Your HeartCare Associates of Connecticut specialist works with you to make healthy changes. The program is specific to your needs. You get support in many different ways, including grocery shopping guidance and meal planning recommendations. 

The HeartCare Associates of Connecticut team is a big believer in planning ahead. Patients who plan ahead with daily menus tend to have the most success in eating healthy and controlling their risk for heart problems. Meal planning takes less time than you might think, and you reap the benefits both now and in the future. 

The highly trained nutrition experts also help you develop a physical fitness plan that works with your new eating habits for maximum benefit. 

Of course, your nutrition specialists at HeartCare Associates of Connecticut follow your cardiologist’s recommendations at all times to ensure you achieve optimal heart health safely.

What are some simple ways to improve my heart health with nutrition?

Your care provider gives you specific recommendations, but there are a few things that are true for everyone. Some helpful nutrition tips are:

  • Watch portion sizes
  • Increase fruit and veggie intake
  • Choose whole-grain over processed
  • Reduce sodium (salt) intake
  • Reduce trans fat intake
  • Choose low-fat protein sources

The HeartCare Associates of Connecticut team understands that sometimes you need a little treat, and that’s okay. The occasional treat won’t hurt, but it’s very important to follow a heart-healthy diet for the great majority of the time if you want to stay healthy and avoid serious health consequences like heart disease. 

Get heart health and nutrition advice from the experts by calling the location of HeartCare Associates of Connecticut nearest you, or book an appointment using the online scheduler now.

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