Congestive Heart Disease: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

 Foods to be taken
  • Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables (banana, strawberries, potato, tomato, spinach, avocado, dried fruits, orange and other citrus fruits)
  • Fibre rich food (whole grains, fruits and vegetables)
  • Fresh meats, poultry, fish (without salt or less salt in the preparation)
  • Dry and fresh legumes
  • Eggs, milk and yogurt
  • Plain rice, pasta and oatmeal (without salt or less salt in the preparation)
  • Herbs and spices

Fiber foods

Foods to be avoided

  • Salt
  • Fats
  • Coconut
  • Egg yolk
  • Cheese
  • Alcohol
  • Fried or breaded meats

Yoga and Exercise

Stretching arms and legs before and after exercise helps muscles for the activity
  • Aerobic exercises (walking, jogging, biking)
  • Exercise for 20 to 30 minutes a day for 3 to 4 times a week


  • Ardha matseyendrasana (half lord of the fishes pose)   watch video
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (supported shoulder stand)   watch video
  • Savasana (corpse pose)   watch video

Music and Meditation

Meditation technique practised for 15 to 20 minutes twice per day (sitting with eyes closed and concentrating on breathing) provides relief from stress.


Home Remedies

  • Stop smoking (if you smoke)
  • Maintain healthy weight (lose weight if needed)
  • Limit fats and cholesterol
  • Keep track of the medications you take
  • Schedule your doctor appointments regularly
  • Restrict salt in your diet
  • Control drinking alcohol
  • Reduce stress

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