Beneficial components of a ‘heart healthy diet’

It is widely accepted that diet can play an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
(CVD). How this looks in practical terms may be asked of health professionals, hence a reminder of
the specific elements of a ‘heart healthy diet’ in order to support patients.
Dietary habits and their influence on CVD risk have been extensively reviewed and the European
guidelines for CVD prevention and for the management of dyslipidaemias state that dietary
modifications should form the basis for CVD prevention.