Beneficial and harmful products to the heart

Beneficial and harmful products to the heart

The heart is the central organ of the circulatory system and must be protected.

Worldwide, the mortality rate caused by heart disease is highest. In addition, myocardial infarction is the most common and dangerous heart disease.

Khatuna Berinashvili, the cardiologist at the National Center of Surgery talks with us.

People who consume large quantities of alcohol and tobacco, eat cholesterol-rich foods, and are less active are in the risk-group of infarction.

Also from the point of view of the risk, stressful factors, arterial hypertension, obesity, unhealthy diet, hereditary factors, unhealthy working and rest conditions, age are important.

Here is a list of healthy food beneficial to the heart:

  • Sunflower seeds;
  • Corn oil;
  • Chicken;
  • Turkey;
  • Veal;
  • Rabbit;
  • Egg white;
  • Skimmed milk;
  • Matsoni;
  • Cottage cheese;
  • Fat-free cheese;
  • Low-fat fish;
  • Fruits;
  • Legumes (bean, pea);
  • Boiled potatoes;
  • Gray bread;
  • Oatmeal, corn porridge;
  • Mineral water;
  • Tea;
  • Weak coffee;
  • Fruit juices;
  • Honey;
  • Herbs.

Moderately allowed:

  • Butter;
  • Margarine;
  • Beef, lamb;
  • Medium fat cheese;
  • Fish fried in oil;
  • Almond;
  • White flour;
  • Low-fat chocolate.

A list of food and drink harmful to the heart:

  • Fat;
  • Fatty meats;
  • Sausage;
  • Duck and goose meat;
  • Chicken and turkey skin;
  • Milk;
  • Sour cream;
  • Fatty cheese and Matsoni;
  • Potatoes fried in fat;
  • Bread made from high-grade flour;
  • Bakery products;
  • Food cooked in animal fats;
  • Strong coffee.

National Center of Surgery address – Tbilisi, Digomi Chachava street N5.

You can contact the Call-center of the National Center of Surgery at 577 11 91 19 or 2 02 25 25;

If you have some questions, you can contact the cardiologist of the National Center of Surgery Khatuna Berinashvili at 599 29 00 87.

Wish you health!