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Sample Daily Menu from Sentara Cardiologist Gunadhar Panigrahi

Sentara Cardiologist Gunadhar Panigrahi recommends a vegan diet to some of his patients to Vegan Diethelp them lose weight and improve heart health. 

What is it about the vegan diet that works? It takes a vegetarian diet one step further – avoiding meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products – essentially eating only plant-based foods. The diet follows heart healthy guidelines – avoiding foods rich in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

“Our food is highly processed, rich in fat and dense in calories,” says Dr. Panigrahi, “When we follow a diet of whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fresh fruits, nuts and seeds, the healthy food along with modest exercise will naturally shed fat and restore the body to health.”

Check out vegan recipe ideas on Sentara Healthcare's Pinterest page.

  Related Links: 
Vegan Diet: Heart Smart Way to Lose Weight
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Breakfast

Oatmeal cereal prepared with water

2 cups

Banana, peeled

1

Raisins, seedless

¼ cup

Flax seeds (Linseed)

1 ounce

Orange juice

8 ounces


Lunch

Vegetable salad

1 serving (8 ounces)

Avocado (California)

¼

Broccoli, steamed

2 cups

Kale, steamed

2 cups

Potato, bake

1


Dinner

Vegetable salad

1 serving (8 ounces)

Long grain brown rice, cooked

2 cups

Snow peas

1 cup

Green beans, steamed

2 cups

Pumpkins/squash seeds, kernels, dried

1 ounce


Evening Snack

Blackberries

1 cup

Dr. Gunadhar Panigrahi is an Interventional Cardiologist with Sentara Cardiology Specialists. He has studied plant-based nutrition and the health of cardiac patients for several years. Visit www.sentara.com/smg for more information or to make an appointment.

 


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