Prepping for Heart Surgery: The Ideal 7-Day Diet Before the Big Day

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Sacred Heart: The Ideal 7-Day Heart Surgery Diet

Having heart surgery is a big deal. So, before the procedure, it’s important to take initiative in changing your diet and losing weight beforehand to minimize risk of complications and promote recovery. One way is the 7-day heart surgery diet. It is said that the Sacred Heart Diet was developed by the cardiology department at the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for these exact reasons, though the hospital denies this claim.

The Sacred Heart Diet Promise

Known as an ‘eat your fill’ diet that requires downing a lot of vegetable soup, the Sacred Heart diet is a jumpstart weight-loss meal plan promising 10-17 pounds dropped in just one week, making it a popular option for overweight people preparing for heart surgery.

We outlined and discussed the soup-centric diet with saludmóvil’s™ integrative medicine expert, Dr. Joseph Mosquera, listing benefits, drawbacks, and alternatives to the popular meal plan.

“The Sacred Heart diet definitely isn’t the only diet to try before heart surgery, but it definitely has benefits,” says Dr. Mosquera.

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