How to Control Atrial Fibrillation with Diet?

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Q: I am an atrial fibrillation patient and is on drug treatment now. In order to get recovered from AFib, I plan to live a healthy life. What should I know about the diet? A: 1. Stop drinking and smoking Alcohol and tobacco do harm to human body. A long-term habit of smoking and drinking can cause a variety of diseases. No wonder they bring extra burden to the heart. Therefore, patients with atrial fibrillation should quit smoking and drinking in case of other complications. 2. Develop a regular and reasonable eating habit A regular and reasonable diet helps protect the heart. For patients with atrial fibrillation, their diet should be low in calories, fat, and cholesterol. This is good not only for patients with atrial fibrillation, but also for other people. At the same time, keep your intake in the normal range. Getting less or more than the range is not recommended. 3. Eat food rich in vitamin C and potassium and low in sodium. Many fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C. Meanwhile, eat more foods made from soy. The habit of drinking tea also helps you stabilize your condition of AFib.     Related FAQs: Tags: treatment control atrial fibrillation; treatment controlled afib