Among the leading causes of death in humans is definitely the heart attack. More than 1 million Americans die of some cardiovascular disease annually.
People suffering from coronary artery disease (CAD) can often result in a heart attack.
According to some studies, 920,000 people in the US will experience a heart attack and almost half of them don’t have warning symptoms.
Heart attack is a result of obstruction of the blood flow of the heart. Blockage of blood flow can occur because of atherosclerosis or splitting of thrombus.
5 ways to prevent a heart attack
Heart attacks occur frequently and they are often really painful, but the truth is they can be prevented.
Our lifestyle and diet play a very important role in our overall health, but we are not aware of how we can help ourselves.
A recent study by the Karolinska Institute claims that these 5 simple lifestyle changes can effectively prevent the risk of heart attack by 80%!
These 5 simple but effective lifestyle changes include:
• Healthy diet
• Physical activity (exercise ≥1 hour / week and walk or bike ≥40 min / day)
• Moderate consumption of alcohol (10 to 30 g / day)
• No smoking
• Healthy Waist
You must be aware that your biggest enemies are the following products: sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods rather than saturated fats found in eggs, lard or butter.
A healthy diet for the heart
If you want to prevent a heart attack or some cardiac disease, you should dispose of trans-fats from your diet and avoid all kinds of processed foods. Carbohydrates and all sugars should be taken in moderate doses.
Here are some instructions that would help you reduce the risk of heart attack:
Eliminate the sugar and processed fructose, and your diet should be rich in organic whole foods.
Eat more vegetables.
Low to moderate amounts of high-quality protein.
High quality healthy fats, meaning monounsaturated and saturated fats from animal and tropical oil sources.
Most people need 50-85% fat in their diet in order to have the optimal health, which is significantly more than 10% as it is now recommended.
These are some of the sources of healthy fats: dairy products from animals that feed on natural pastures, organic meat, organic egg yolks, coconut and coconut oil, seeds and nuts, such as almonds, pecan, macadamia seeds, butter made of organic milk, cold-pressed oils from nuts and avocados.
You also need adequate amounts of omega-3 and omega-6, which are also very important for cardiovascular health.
These are fatty acids that stimulate the production of cells in the arteries that produce prostacyclin, which promotes smooth blood flow.
Lack of omega-3 in the body is associated with numerous serious health problems, both physical and mental, and can significantly contribute to 96,000 premature deaths a year.
Fruit for healthy heart
One study presented at the Congress in Barcelona, Spain this year reveals that the consumption of fruit on a daily basis reduces the risk of heart attack or any heart disease by 40%, compared to people who do not have this habit.
Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytochemicals that have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that promote heart health.
Be very careful with very sweet fruit. Many of the most beneficial phytonutrients in fruits, in fact, are contained in the sour, bitter or astringent taste fruits which can be found in the bark and seeds.
80% of Americans are resistant to insulin or leptin, so if you’re one of them (hypertension, diabetes, overweight or have high cholesterol), try to limit your consumption of fruit. Eat up to 15 grams of fructose per day from all sources of fructose.
It is recommended to eat fruit according to your physical activity because sugar will serve as fuel and will increase the level of blood sugar.
Drugs for diabetes increase the risk of heart disease!
Beta-blockers are drugs commonly used in the case of congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.
Preventing heart attack
You don’t have to wait for the symptoms of a heart attack or any cardiac disease to appear. You just need to be very careful.
In order to protect your health, follow these instructions:
• Reduce stress
• If you are resistant to leptin or insulin, eliminate all sugars
• The level of vitamin D should be optimal
• Avoid long sitting (should not sit more than three hours during the day). Additionally, it is recommended to make 10,000 steps a day
• Eat unprocessed saturated animal fats
• Eat a healthy, organic diet, combined with regular exercise
• Statins can cause a number of side effects, and their benefits are questionable.
Patients can benefit from their use only in cases of genetic familial hypercholesterolemia. The symptoms of this condition include abnormally high cholesterol, resistant to changes in lifestyle, such as healthy diet and regular exercise.
Stay healthy and prevent yourself from heart attack!