These suggestions apply to those dealing with coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes EXCEPT the percentage of carbs/macros would be very different for the two groups. Details at the end of this list.
~ EAT 2 OR 3 EGGS PER DAY, boiled-one-minute or poached, not fried. Should be organic cage-free. Yoke is much more important than the whites for nutrients.
(If your doctor said to avoid eggs, s/he is wrong. A large egg contains about 185 mgs of cholesterol so 3 eggs contains less than 600 mgs of cholesterol. The human body needs and makes up to 2,000 mgs of cholesterol per day. If you eat 600 mgs, then the body just makes that much less cholesterol.)
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
~ EAT VEGETABLES OF DIFFERENT COLORS, ideally cooked (boiling reduces oxalates).
~ USE MODERATION IN REGARD TO FRUIT. Too much sugar (glucose) can cause fatty liver, but fructose is 5x more conducive to fatty liver. If you are healthy some fruit is okay. Better choices are blueberries, strawberries, oranges, (organic better). Avoid the highly glycemic such as bananas and grapes. Diabetics should especially minimize fruit.
~ EAT WALNUTS AND/OR MACADAMIA REGULARLY (Omega 3) A few brazil nuts provide a day’s need for selenium). Almonds are very high in oxalates so try to avoid. Peanuts should be avoided.
~ INCLUDE AVOCADOES, healthy fat.
~ USE A LOT OF COCONUT OIL Example: mix into cooked vegetables. (And try adding some apple cider vinegar.)
~ EAT MEAT at least ONCE PER DAY Organic chicken or other organic meat, organic grass-fed liver and beef from US Wellness Meats is excellent.
~ EAT FISH LOW IN MERCURY preferably twice per week. Examples: Alaskan wild salmon, best sardines – (They are the most expensive ones.)
~ If you eat salads, use ORGANIC OLIVE OIL for dressing – but be careful because much of it has been diluted with canola oil. (Absolutely avoid standard commercial dressings!)
~ SOME DAIRY IS OKAY such as organic sour cream. Hard cheese is okay except for people with high lipoprotein(a)!! Organic butter is okay, ghee is better. (NO MILK)
~ ORGANIC YOGURT IS OKAY, but should be whole fat. (It’s high in calcium so eat in moderation.)
~ SALT: Use Himalayan pink salt or Celtic Sea salt. If you get plenty of sodium and want more potassium consider potassium chloride powder (even tastes like salt). (Can obtain from Bulk Supplements.)
~ DRINK ENOUGH WATER but not excessively as too much will flush out eletrolytes. In most areas do not drink tap water unless filtered. (ZeroWater makes pitchers with high quality replaceable filter – better than most pitcher systems.)
~ ABSOLUTELY AVOID ALL PROCESSED REFINED VEGETABLE (SEED) OILS such as canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soy oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil. Also avoid hydrogenated and trans fats such as margarine, Crisco, etc.
~ AVOID GRAINS, ESPECIALLY WHEAT. (NO bread, pasta, etc. not even oat meal). Avoid all cereals.
~ AVOID ALCOHOL
~ AVOID SODA, SUGAR, high fructose corn syrup
~ AVOID PROCESSED FOODS IN GENERAL as much as possible
~ AVOID SOY AND CORN (GMO).
~ AVOID FRUIT JUICES, too much sugar and no fiber. (Eat whole fruit instead.)
~ NO MILK (Certain dairy products okay, see above.)
~ Avoid peanuts
~ Preferably no coffee during CAD recovery period.
There are 3 macro-nutrient catagories: protein, carbs (carbohydrates), fat.
For someone with coronary atherosclerosis (CAD) but NOT diabetes, the macro percentages could be approximately 20% protein, 25-30% carbs, 50% fat, or if desired, food selections could be more toward LCHF (low carb high fat).
If type 2 diabetes is the primary issue the macros should be like: 15% protein, 5-10% carbs (less than 50 grams/day),75% fat. Or consider doing a ketogenic diet for six months. (But if going keto, keep protein up to at least 15%. Some keto proponents say only 5% protein which is WRONG.)
Dietary Suggestions for dealing with T2 diabetes is addressed here.
Intermittant fasting (at least 12 hours per day, preferably 16 hours) is recommended for most people.
Everyone needs exercise!
An excellent site to help you determine your percentages of fat, carbs, protein and also amounts of vitamins and minerals is: