The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which can lead to heart attack. Half of heart attacks occur suddenly, without warning signs.
They are caused by the blockage in the flow of blood to a part of the heart. What prevents the flow of blood is clogging of the arteries, which medical is called atherosclerosis. Deposits in the arteries forming a blood clot that prevents blood flow to the heart. If these clots are not removed in time, some of the heart muscle starts to dying, which can lead to heart attack.
Five changes in lifestyle habits could prevent 80% of heart attacks
However, it is possible to prevent a heart attack. According to the latest study by the Karolin Institute, the change in certain habits can dramatically reduce the risk of heart attack. Previous study in 2004 that investigated the risk of heart disease in more than 50 countries worldwide, revealed that 90% of heart disease can be completely prevented by changes in lifestyle habits and diet.
– healthy diet
– physical activity (walking / cycling 40 or more minutes a day, and exercise an hour a day every day)
– maintaining a healthy waist (under 95 cm)
– moderate alcohol consumption (10-30 grams per day)
– avoiding cigarettes.
Which food is good for the heart?
The majority of people do not know that trans fats and refined carbohydrates are more harmful than saturated fats. This misconception affected the industry for food production, which began to produce food with low fat and to replace the healthy saturated fat with harmful trans fats (vegetable oil, margarine), refined sugar and processed fructose. This approach led to a steady increase in the number of obesity and heart disease.
How it looks the perfect diet for a healthy heart?
If you want to reduce the risk of heart disease, avoid sugar, fructose and processed grains. Eat as many raw organic foods and carbohydrates from cereal replace them with a large quantity of vegetables and organic meat.
These are the most important sources of healthy fats:
Avocado, butter made from organic milk, raw dairy products, coconut and coconut oil, yolk of organic eggs, cold pressed oils of organic nuts, raw nuts such as almonds, hickory nuts, macadamia and seeds, organic meats.
Do you need to eat more fruit?
According to a study that was presented at the ESC Congress in Barcelona, the people who regularly eat fruits, have 40% less chances to develop heart disease and 32% less likely to develop other diseases. The fruit is rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that affect the improvement of health and prevent inflammation.
However, fruit should be eaten sparingly, especially the one that is sweeter, because high fructose badly affect the heart.
Drugs for diabetes increase the risk of heart disease
Recent studies have shown that certain medications for diabetes can lead to a reduction in the level of hormones that stimulate the thyroid gland, which can lead to many serious health problems including heart disease.
Other research has shown that drugs for type 2 diabetes that lower glucose levels, greatly increase the risk of death from heart disease.
Take the following steps to protect the heart and prevent permanent damage:
Avoid all kinds of sugars if you are resistant to insulin and leptin, eat full-length saturated animal fats, avoid drugs to lower cholesterol levels, do not sit for more than 3 hours a day, regular exercise, enter the optimal amount of vitamin D, walk barefoot on a ground as often as you can, reduce your stress levels.