May 29, 2015

Foods That May Prevent Atrial Fibrillation

Last time, we mentioned the Micronutrient Information Center of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Here’s some additional information from there related to cardiac arrhythmias:

“Walnuts are especially rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid with a number of cardioprotective effects, including the prevention of cardiac arrhythmias that may lead to sudden cardiac death.”

So, walnuts can help prevent cardiac arrhythmias. Wow!

Other good sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) are flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, canola oil, mustard oil, soybean oil, and tofu.

If you’re not familiar with flaxseed, check out my flaxseed article.

If you have atrial fibrillation, it might be worth considering adding these foods to your diet.

Do these foods help with your afib?


  1. I just started having afib in Feb, and ended up with a blood clot in my lung. Right now I’m weaning off of Caffeine, and was looking for more information concerning what I can eat to start me on a better healthy road to recovery. I’m 56 and very active in running and biking. Your forum page is very hard to navigate and none of your instruction on how to create an account are easy to follow.

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  3. I am 76 and have had 2 ablations.I am not cured.I love
    the doctor,but he did not fix it.I am on Multaq,and
    atenolol..I also take xanex..I am not sure what sets
    it off.My episodes are at night and I now take an
    extra atenolol when it happens.It passes within and hour.

  4. I went to my Doctor,and had a heart rate of 150,i was in the hospital for a few days. I was given,Metoprolol,cardizem,multaq,
    clopidogrel,and 1 asprin a day.
    Every thing may be good for a while,and then my heart will just go eating habits are heart itself is good,i dont have high colostrol.I am not a large person.
    I notice that when i take the multaq it sends my heart faceing.
    Does this happen to others?

  5. Mary lou Louis says:

    I was recently diagnosed with AF and i was wondering how do i get rid of it once and for all!!! I really was scared cause i have 3 children and with this happening to me, i don’t know what expect. I see that there is a lot of things that may slow down the pace of these episodes, but is there anything where it won’t come back at all!!!!