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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 yunxuan@heart.org.sg 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
http://www.alexhosp.com.sg
Nutrition & Dietetics Dept
Tel: 6379-3270

Changi General Hospital 
http://www.cgh.com.sg
Dietetics & Catering Dept
Tel: 6850-4630

National University Hospital
http://www.nuh.com.sg
Dietetics Dept
Tel: 6772-5166

Singapore General Hospital 
http://www.sgh.com.sg
Dept of Dietetics & Nutrition Services
Tel: 6321-4801

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
http://www.ttsh.com.sg
Dietetics & Nutrition Dept
Tel: 6357-8282

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