Reversing coronary artery disease is possible, but it requires major lifestyle changes, especially for those who are accustomed to a typical American diet, notes WebMD. Committing to a vegetarian lifestyle that draws protein from legumes, soy, egg whites and nonfat dairy is the first step.
Staying away from processed carbohydrates, refined sugar and as many fats as possible is also necessary for those who want to reverse heart disease. Eating foods as they occur naturally as often as possible is necessary as well. Maintaining a healthy weight, following the doctor's orders regarding medicine and staying away from cigarette smoke round out the reversal strategy, reports WebMD.