Mended Hearts Open Forum

  • 1.  Going Vegan

    Posted 10-21-2021 09:06
    Hi everyone,
    I haven't posted in a while.
    My cardiologist is encouraging me to go Vegan.  I am not enthused.
    I eat very moderately; I should eat more vegetables. I have lost weight and I exercise most days. Go to the YMCA and take Silver Sneakers and water exercise. I feel a thousand per cent better than I did I 2020 when I had the heart attack.
    Is anybody else here vegan? How did you transition? I'm not sure how to go about it.

    Thanks,
    Janis


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    Janis MINER
    Rochester NY
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  • 2.  RE: Going Vegan

    Posted 10-22-2021 10:13
    I'm all for eating healthily and dietary vigilance, but, while not knowing your particulars, I wouldn't think going vegan is necessary. I do fine with skinless chicken breasts, sliced turkey, occasionally salmon, scallops, and 4 oz of super lean hamburger once a week. Weight was not my problem but sodium was so I cut WAY down on that. I'll be interested in what other say.

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    Bob] Levin
    Berkeley CA
    adelbob@comcast.netRobertRobert
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  • 3.  RE: Going Vegan

    Posted 23 days ago
    I have been vegan for the last couple of years. Before that, I was a vegetarian. I must tell you; it is the best decision ever. The only difficulty I had was with the food options. I also had a heart condition, for which I opted for a diet that was enriched with therapeutical herbs and spices. However, after doing a lot of research, I could find some sites and books with vegan recipes. My favorite is iahas.com as Ayurveda backs their recipes.

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    Jesse Allen
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  • 4.  RE: Going Vegan

    Posted 23 days ago
    Janis
    i live in Rochester too and am on a whole food plant based diet recommended by my cardiologist and I love it. He also wants me to eat fish for omega3. There is a business called Sweet Pea on Culver Rd, where you can order meals that are excellent. Their website is
    www.sweetpeaplantbased,com

    Also on South Av is a Vegan store called Abundance which is excellent. Lori's on Jefferson road is good too

    Give it a try. Are you a member of our MH chapter?
    Go to www.mendedheartsrochester.com and go to Meetings page to see presentation by Sweet Pea. On the Members page are 2 PDFs for joining

    Marty Levin
    Technology Chairman
    Rochester Chapter050 of MH

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    Martin Levin
    Retired
    Hilton NY
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  • 5.  RE: Going Vegan

    Posted 21 days ago

    Thanks Marty for your encouraging words. I am a member of the Rochester chapter.
    I wish I could afford Sweet Pea, however I receive food stamps.  I also don't cook much; so, always checking salt & fat content I buy a lot of convenience foods.



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    Janis MINER
    Rochester NY
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