Ways to Prevent Heart Disease
To find Ways to Prevent Heart Disease
We need to know: What causes most heart disease?
Obesity, high blood pressure, stressful lifestyles, genetics, diabetes, cigarette smoking and high cholesterol all contribute.
These risk factors lead to heart disease because ultimately they irritate the lining of the arteries. This irritation leads to inflammation and plaque in the arterial walls. When the plaque gets thick, it slows the blood supply to tissues and organs. The result can be a heart attack or stroke.
Key Ways to Prevent Heart Disease
- Good oxygen supply
- Moderate, stable cholesterol
- Stop inflammation
- Healthy blood
How simple things prevent heart disease
A Natural Heart Formula - The best Way to Prevent Heart Disease
By doing some simple things like improving your diet, exercising regularly and reducing stress, you can live a long and healthy life.
What to do each day - simple ways to prevent heart disease
Do enough to make you perspire gently. Walk, climb stairs, cycle or jog.
- Ignore fried foods and processed carbohydrates
Eat fresh fruit and vegetables whenever you can.
- Eat fiber
The fruit and vegetables will give you some but have rolled oats, oat bran or psyllium for a real fiber boost.
- Add garlic, onion, chilli and parsley to your food
They all add flavour and have great benefits for your heart and health.
- Eat fish
Salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines all have really helpful fish oils that are just great for your heart, brain and your whole body. Use fish oil supplements if easier.
- Get plenty of Vitamin C
We suggested parsley above, it is high in vitamin C (and controls the smell/taste of garlic), drink citrus juices. Supplement if easier.
This is a most important one. High vitamin C intake allows your body to naturally control cholesterol and keep your arteries clean. People who do this live healthy, long lives.
Why we don’t do much to prevent heart disease?
Instead of craving to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, we satisfy ourselves on the go with junk foods that are low in fiber, full of refined carbohydrates and fat.
We may be living longer on average but why are many of us are in chronic, poor health, taking multiple medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol?
A small amount of exercise every day helps keep your metabolism going nicely. This allows you to keep your weight down by burning calories. It lowers cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and strengthens your heart. And, it is a terrific way to control stress. It’s a natural part of the day to walk, run, climb, swim, etc. Make it part of your day, today.
Fats in fried foods increase cholesterol in the bloodstream. Refined carbohydrates raise blood sugar, which stimulates the production of insulin. High insulin levels leads to weight gain and elevates the harmful blood fats called triglycerides.
Fiber in your diet binds fat and cholesterol in your gut, allowing them to be eliminated. Medical studies have shown that garlic and fish oil lower triglycerides, thin the blood, and lower blood pressure. The combination works best.
The Best Ways to Prevent Heart Disease
Effective, simple ways to prevent heart disease: diet & lifestyle
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- Prevent and control high blood pressure
A healthy diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, and healthy weight will help you to keep normal blood pressure levels. Blood pressure is easily checked.
- Maintain a healthy weight
Healthy weight in adults is usually assessed by using weight and height or "body mass index" (BMI). BMI usually indicates the amount of body fat.
- Regular physical activity
Aim for moderate level physical activities for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
- Diet and nutrition
Along with healthy weight and regular physical activity, a healthy diet can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. This includes eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lowering salt and eating less fat and processed carbohydrates.
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