One reason it's important to eat healthfully is to keep your body weight in a normal range.
Do eat like a Greek
The composition of your diet matters, even if you don't need to lose weight.
A small four-year study of heart attack survivors found that the AHA and Mediterranean approaches are equally effective. Compared with the typical American diet, both diets cut the risk of complicationsincluding death, another heart attack, stroke, or hospitalization for heart troubleby about two-thirds.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is another option, especially for those whose heart disease is caused or complicated by hypertension.