What is the best diet for heart failure?

The best diet for heart failure is a balanced diet. Use Harvardís Healthy Eating Plate, below, for guidance on food choices and how to apportion foods on your plate. Be sure to stick to your daily fluid and sodium limits.

Here are the main points:

  • One-half of your plate should contain fruits and vegetables.
  • One-quarter of your plate should be filled with whole grains.
  • One-quarter of your plate should consist of healthful sources of protein.