What we eat can contribute significantly to our risk of developing potentially life-threatening, diet-related illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Conversely, following a healthy and balanced diet can help us to protect ourselves against these diseases and improve our chances of living a longer and healthier life.

Key elements of healthy eating include:

Having a well-balanced diet by adopting the Healthy Diet Pyramid as a guide to our food choices

Limiting fat intake

Taking less cholesterol

Monitoring salt intake

Consuming enough dietary fibre

Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption

For professional advice on heart-healthy eating, you may wish to contact our resident nutritionist, Ms Toh Yun Xuan at 6354 9365 or email [email protected] for an appointment.

Alternatively, you may ask your cardiologist or family doctor to refer you to any of the hospitals listed below for nutritional counselling:

Alexandra Hospital
Tel: 6370 6970

Changi General Hospital 
Tel: 6850 3333

National University Hospital
Tel: 6772 5166

Singapore General Hospital 
Tel: 6326 5293

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Tel: 6357 8000