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Don’t eliminate all fat from your diet!

We all need some fat in our diets for good health, but not all fats are created equal. The typical American diet has more fat than is recommended.

HEALTHY

Monounsaturated fats
Omega-3 Fatty Acids

UNHEALTHY

Saturated fats
Trans Fatty Acids

CAUTION

Polyunsaturated fats
Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Eat nuts or avocados

Both are loaded with good monosaturated fats. Avocados are also high in Vitamin E. Do remember that these foods are in high calories because of their fat content, so keep portions small.

Avocados are heart-healthy: they contain good types of fats as well as vitamins.

Don’t overindulge in any fat

Diets higher in fat are usually higher in calories. Increased weight is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

Higher calories means increased weight gain, which puts stress on your heart. Take care of your heart by avoiding fatty foods.

Don’t eat trans fats

Vegetable oils that have been hydrogenated (solid at room temperature) have large amounts of trans-fats. Trans fat can be linked with the development of heart disease. It is widely found in processed foods because it has a longer shelf life than other types of fats.

Trans fats can be linked with the development of heart disease, so avoid processed foods that contain them.
Dear Patients and Friends,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, CompleteCare Cardiology, the office of Dr. Randy Kiewe, is closing. Dr. Michael L. Friedman of Long Island Heart Associates has been assigned to be the Custodian of Medical Records. If you need an appointment or if you need to pick up a copy of your records, please call his office at (516) 869-3100. His office is located at 2110 Northern Blvd Suite 207 Manhasset NY 11030.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The staff of CompleteCare Cardiology wish you all good health and we thank you for your kindness, patience, support and understanding.

CompleteCare Cardiology Staff