COOKING SMART FOR A HEALTHIER HEART

What comes out of the kitchen is an important part of managing Heart Failure. We’ve provided a meal plan guide and recipe resource where you can search for hundreds of delicious, low-salt ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

What comes out of the kitchen is an important part of managing Heart Failure. We’ve provided a meal plan guide and recipe resource where you can search for hundreds of delicious, low-salt ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Meal plans made with healthier
hearts in mind

Click to download entire 28-day low-salt meal plans based on your daily calorie target.
If you don't have a daily calorie target, ask your doctor.

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Savor the flavor—without so much salt

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Savor the flavor—without so much salt

When you have Heart Failure, it’s important to know how to read nutrition labels correctly. For example, if a can of soup contains 2 servings and each serving has 500 mg of sodium, then eating the entire can adds up to 1,000 mg of sodium total. Simply multiply the number of servings by the sodium content listed to get the total amount of salt in the package.

Click here for a quick and easy guide to reading Nutrition Fact labels and other salt-reducing tips.


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Shop smart

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Shop smart

Try opting for fresh or frozen vegetables over canned vegetables, lean cuts of meat like chicken and fish, and fresh foods over prepackaged choices.


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Cook heart-healthy meals when eating in

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Cook heart-healthy meals when eating in

When cooking at home, try selecting healthy proteins, like chicken or fish, and roasting or steaming them instead of frying them in oil. You should also try to eat a variety of foods to get the nutrition you need. And remember, cooking without salt doesn’t mean your food has to be boring. Try swapping salt for spices like cayenne or oregano for an added kick.


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Read menus carefully when dining out

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Read menus carefully when dining out

When in doubt, stick to items that have been steamed or grilled rather than fried and ask for all sauces to be left off or served on the side. If you make the right choices, it’s possible to eat out and still eat healthy—even at fast food restaurants.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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What is the most important information I should know about ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO can harm or cause death to your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to treat heart failure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant during treatment with ENTRESTO, tell your doctor right away.

Do not take ENTRESTO if you:

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in ENTRESTO
  • have had an allergic reaction including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, throat (angioedema) or trouble breathing while taking a type of medicine called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)
  • take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Do not take ENTRESTO for at least 36 hours before or after you take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before taking ENTRESTO if you are not sure if you take an ACE inhibitor medicine
  • have diabetes and take a medicine that contains aliskiren

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with long-lasting (chronic) heart failure to help reduce the risk of death and hospitalization. ENTRESTO works better when the heart cannot pump a normal amount of blood to the body.

Before taking ENTRESTO tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take potassium supplements or a salt substitute; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); lithium; or other medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems such as an ACE inhibitor, ARB, or aliskiren.

What are the possible side effects of ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO may cause serious side effects including:

The most common side effects were low blood pressure, high potassium, cough, dizziness, and kidney problems.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with long-lasting (chronic) heart failure to help reduce the risk of death and hospitalization. ENTRESTO works better when the heart cannot pump a normal amount of blood to the body.

This information is not comprehensive. Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, and Patient Prescribing Information.