Healthy eating especially avoiding high carbohydrate and high fat diets helps folks with heart disease stay healthy. This study in fact shows 2 options with sample menus included. Woodholme is looking into working with local nutritionists to give further advice. Stay tuned! Is Being a Vegan Good for Your Heart? The Wall Street JournalA vegan diet did better than an American Heart Association regimen in reducing inflammation during a clinical trial but doctors say more research is needed.