Occasional atrial fibrillation can be prevented through diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices - all things that also help lower the risk of heart disease. They include eating foods that are heart healthy, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and foods low in cholesterol; making sure to stay active; and getting lots of regular exercise. It is also a good idea to quit smoking or not start, and to limit alcohol use. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, eating plan is a good way to help lower high blood pressure. Another important way to prevent atrial fibrillation is by lowering high cholesterol numbers through diet and medications.
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Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Douglas Severance, Family Medicine, answeredYou may be able to prevent occasional atrial fibrillation, even if you have had atrial fibrillation previously or if you have a genetic risk. Your doctor can recommend some diet and lifestyle tips to keep your heart working as healthy as possible, including:
-Eat a healthy diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish and legumes
-Boost exercise by moving around more each day and increasing your physical activity
-Stop smoking cigarettes -Reduce your alcohol intake -Cut out caffeine
-Get in control of your emotional stress and find relaxing outlets in your life