The most common cause for heart diseases is the problem we have with coronary arteries which can often cause heart attack. To many it occurs suddenly without any kind of symptoms and warnings and it is caused because of blocked arteries which medically this is called atherosclerosis. The fat deposits into the arteries form blood clot that prevents blood to flow to the heart. If this kind of clot is not removed in time, part of the heart will start dying which can occur infarction.
5 changes in lifestyle can prevent up to 80% of heart attacks.
According to the newest studies, the change of certain habits that we have can greatly reduce the risk of heart attack. Before, in 2004 there were studies provided which, were investigating the risk of possible heart attack over 50 countries. When the results arrived, they showed that 90% of heart diseases can be prevented by changing the lifestyle.
- Healthy food
- Physical activity
- Moderate alcohol use
- Avoiding cigarettes
- Maintenance of healthy waist
Many are not informed that trans- fats and refined carbohydrates are much more harmful than the saturated fats. This misconception effects on the food industry by producing food with low fat and replace of the saturated fat with harmful trans- fat. All of this contributes to the increase of heart disease and many obese people.
What is the perfect diet for a healthy heart?
Avoiding trans- fats is the best solution that you could make and also you should dispose of your menu the processed food including fast food and the food in the restaurants. If you want to reduce the risk of possible heart disease avoid sugar and chemically processed food. Eat organic products as much as you can and consume large amounts of fruits and vegetables.
Sources of healthy fats:
- Coconut oil
- Dairy products
- Butter made from organic milk
- Organic meat
- Oils from organic nuts
- Organic egg yolk
Do you need to increase the intake of fruits?
According to one study, people who regularly eat fruits have 40% less chance of developing heart disease and 32% developing other diseases. The fruit is rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that effect on the improvement of health. However the fruit should be consumed in moderation especially if it is sweeter because of high fructose which effects badly on heart.
Drugs for diabetes increase the risk of heart disease
Some diabetes drugs may reduce the level of certain hormones that stimulate the work of the thyroid gland and can cause many serious health problems including heart disease.
Warning for beta blockers and their abuse
Beta blockers are drugs that are intended to treat the high blood pressure and congestive the heart anomalies. But, this year was found out that beta blockers also have caused 800 000 deaths in the previous 5 years and all that just in Europe.
How to avoid heart attack?
The most possible harm that you can make comes from yourself if you only wait for the symptoms of heart disease to come on the surface. Take some of the following steps in addition to protect your heart and prevent permanent damage to it.
- Reduce the stress
- Exercise regularly
- Intake adequate vitamin D
- Do not sit more than 3 hours a day
- Avoid all types of sugar
- Eat unprocessed saturated animal fats
- Avoid the drugs recommended for lowering your cholesterol
- Go with your feet on the ground often