Cardiac Care Nutrition Services

Our Nutritionists Provide In-Person Counseling and Virtual Classes

At Nutrition Link Services, we offer our clients a comprehensive and holistic approach to nutrition and wellness. Our registered dietitian nutritionists offer cardiac nutrition counseling at all of our New Jersey locations – Berkeley Heights, Freehold, Hoboken, Iselin, Jersey City, Paramus, Princeton and Redbank, as well as virtual nutrition classes on Heart Health to support our clients.

The Nutrition Link Services team of registered dietitian nutritionists provide nutrition counseling on several issues related to cardiac health:

• Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
• High Cholesterol
• High Triglycerides
• Hyperlipidemia
Type 2 Diabetes

Our Cardiac Care Nutrition Counseling Includes:

• Individual and group nutrition counseling sessions
• Customized meal plans and meal planning services
• On-going feedback and support from our dietitians

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Customized Cardiac Assessment and Treatment Plan

When working with clients, we review all aspects of their lifestyle – their diet, activity level and lifestyle factors such a stress, sleep and social interaction. Our dietitian nutritionists assess each client’s diet and work with you to customize a heart healthy eating plan that is based on your preferences and lifestyle. A heart healthy diet, physical activity and stress management are three major factors that affect heart health, and optimizing each of these can go far in helping you stay healthy in the long-term.

Helping You Focus on a Heart Healthy Diet

Living PlateA heart healthy diet includes plenty of whole, unprocessed foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lean, unprocessed sources of protein (such as eggs, dairy, lean beef, poultry and seafood), healthy fats from olive oil, olives, nuts, seeds and fatty fish. It also limits added sugars, unhealthy fats from processed oils, and excess sodium. Following this type of diet can help you decrease inflammation, which is implicated in many chronic health issues, increase your HDL (good cholesterol), and lower your blood pressure.

Our dietitian nutritionists can help you learn how to plan and eat a heart-healthy diet, and can also provide you with a customized meal plan, using Living Plate, to help you get started.

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We help you learn how to create and maintain a heart-healthy eating plan for life!

The DASH Diet

The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is an eating plan that is designed to help lower high blood pressure and help individuals maintain a heart healthy diet. The DASH diet is high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and limits red meat, sweets and sodium. It includes 2-3 servings of low fat dairy, and heart healthy nuts, seeds and oils. Our dietitian nutritionsits can help you follow a customized version of the DASH diet to help lower high blood pressure for better cardiac health.

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is another heart-healthy eating plan that is based upon the diets of individuals in the Mediterranean region. Like the DASH diet, it includes a large volume of whole, unprocessed foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, but it also emphasizes heart healthy fats such as olives and olive oil, seafood, and nuts and seeds.

Year after year, both the DASH and the Mediterranean diets have been voted by US News and world reports to be some of the healthiest approaches to eating.

If you are unsure of how to begin eating a heart healthy diet, schedule an appointment and our dietitian nutritionists will help you get started on the road to optimal cardiac health. We accept health insurance and can even verify your coverage for nutrition counseling.

The New Blood Pressure guidelines based on American Heart Association

• Normal: Less than 120/80 mmHg
• Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80
• Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89
• Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm hg
• Some patients with medication – 130/80 mm hg rather than 140/90 recently changed

Our Registered Dietitians / Nutritionists can help you begin a customized cardiac care nutrition program.

Contact us at 845.566.3506 or click to make an appointment to get started!

Our Nutritionists Staff the Following New Jersey Locations:

Iselin (Middlesex County)
Princeton (Mercer County)
Berkeley Heights (Union County)

Hoboken (Hudson County)
Jersey City (Hudson County)
Paramus (Bergen County)

Redbank (Monmouth County)
Freehold (Monmouth County)
Brick (Ocean County)

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