In an average Indian diet, the fat content is about 30 – 40% of the total calories. Recommended fat intake for a heart disease patient is less than 10%. The diet recommended is purely vegetarian. It should be rich in complex carbohyd rates and vegetable proteins, like grains, pulses, lentils, fresh green vegetables and season’s fruits. Ho wever, intake of simple carbohydrates and excessive use of salt should be limited. Simple carbohydrates include refined sugar, jaggery, polished rice, preparations of rice (puffed rice, and poha), soft drinks, fruit juices, honey and sugarcane juice.