Smoke The risk of heart attack is increased by 70 per cent for smokers. Smoking thickens the blood, increasing the risk of clots, and also raises blood pressure.
Eating saturated fats and trans fatty acids Saturated fats are found in animal foods including red meat, cheese and milk. The trans fatty acids result from the hydrogenation of unsaturated fats into a solid form to make oils into margarine. Trans fatty acids have been linked to an increased rate of heart attacks. Before you buy that ‘ low fat’ or ‘polyunsaturated’ spread read the labels carefully. The manufacturing process not only destroys nutrients, it produces a food that cannot be properly metabolized by the body. In the US, where the emphasis on marketing and buying ‘low fat’ products has reached neurotic proportions, it is believed that the switch to these hydrogenated oils, encouraged by health scares, may have done more harm than if people had just continued using old-fashioned butter.
Take the following:
Linseed oil capsules – l000mg twice per day
Vitamin С – l000mg twice per day
Vitamin E – 300ius per day
Magnesium – 150mg per day
Most specialists would agree that heart disease is overwhelmingly a lifestyle disease caused by a combination of factors depending on each individual. There are plenty of ways that we can help ourselves reduce the risks. Eating sensibly, taking exercise, controlling stress, stopping smoking – these are common-sense approaches to decreasing the risk of heart disease.
CARDIO & BLOOD