I’m a cardiac surgeon – here’s what I eat every day and why you’ve been doing it wrong your whole life

A cardiac surgeon has revealed the exact meal he eats every day for dinner to keep his heart healthy – and the one fruit that can ‘heal’ your gut.

Dr Steven Gundry is a heart specialist who has focused on the impact of a person’s diet on their health his whole career.

He recently shared what the ‘ideal’ dinner plate should look like for everyone.

Dr Gundry’s dinner plate mainly consists of leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables, resistant starch, meat, chopped avocado, with olive oil drizzled over the whole meal.

‘Who’s been eating wrong this whole time?’ he asked his 125,000 followers. 

What should your dinner always include? 

  • Leafy greens
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Resistant starch
  • Chopped avocado
  • Meat

‘My ideal meal is just mostly vegetables,’ he said. 

In terms of specific foods, Dr Gundry recommended broccoli, arugula, bok choy, and similar items fill at least half of the plate.

He said that the other half should consist of sweet potato or millet, and then some meat.

‘You should always chop up some avocado and then drizzle the whole plate with olive oil to finish off,’ he added.

Dr Gundry also revealed that his favourite fruit was passionfruit.

‘I grow it myself, and it’s so healthy,’ he said. 

‘The inside of the fruit has seeds that have a lot of gelatinous material which is full of prebiotics.’

He shared that prebiotics are a type of fibre that good gut bugs like to eat.

'The inside of the fruit has seeds that have a lot of gelatinous material which is full of prebiotics,' he said

Dr Gundry also revealed that his favourite fruit was passionfruit because of its health benefits

A cardiac surgeon has revealed the exact meal he eats every day for dinner to keep his heart healthy - and the one fruit that can 'heal' your gut

A cardiac surgeon has revealed the exact meal he eats every day for dinner to keep his heart healthy – and the one fruit that can ‘heal’ your gut

Many thanked Dr Gundry for his advice.

‘That looks like a great dinner, thank you for sharing the healthy foods we need to eat!’ a woman said. 

‘Passionfruit is one of my favourite fruits,’ one said. ‘I usually don’t like sour fruits but I can’t resist.’

‘Looks so good, thank you for the tips! Health is wealth,’ a man wrote.

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