Why heart health is important to him: "I had heart failure two years ago, and since then I've changed my whole lifestyle around. I use that experience as a kind of tipping point to help my patients change their lifestyles as well."
Food mantra: "Food is fuel. We're the same humans that we were hundreds of years ago. We need to get back to the basics of eating the right foods that provide us with the energy and nutrients we need to function. There's no reason to put added salt or sugar into anything!"
Dinner: Once per week, a 6-ounce red meat (like filet mignon) with steamed vegetables such as Brussels sprouts and squash. “If someone eats red meat every night, the health risks of eating all that excess fat outweigh any benefits,” Dr. Bhusri explains. So why eat red meat at all? "There are a handful of essential amino acids that are only found in red meat, so if you don’t eat red meat you’re not going to get them," he explains. "It's also high in iron, which is important for everybody, especially people at risk for heart disease. Iron carries oxygen that goes to your heart and travels through your body."