Heart attacks are responsible for more than a million deaths in the USA every year. They are most often caused by cardiovascular diseases and coronary artery disease. According to experts, almost 920 000 Americans can expect a heart attack this year.
A heart attack occurs when blood isn’t flowing to certain parts of your heart, which is caused by an artery blockage. The plaque build-up in the arteries creates a blood clot which blocks the blood flow.
Heart attacks can be prevented by changing your diet and lifestyle
Our modern, fast lifestyle is one of the main factors for heart attacks. Thankfully, this can be avoided by changing your lifestyle and incorporating the following five healthy habits, according to the Karolinska Institute:
- Quit smoking;
- Eat healthy food;
- Stop drinking alcohol;
- Exercise regularly;
- Maintain a healthy waist circumference.
A healthy diet means avoiding sugar, refined carbs and processed foods. The saturated fat in eggs, butter and lard are not bad for you, if they’re consumed moderately. They can reduce the bad (LDL) cholesterol, which is often responsible for cardiovascular diseases. The high-density cholesterol (HDL) is not harmful. Refined sugar, carbs, bread and carbonated drinks can raise the level of the LDL cholesterol.
Healthy diet plan
- Avoid sugar, processed fructose and grains;
- Replace grain carbs in your diet with vegetables, high-quality protein, healthy fats from butter, raw dairy, egg yolk, coconut and coconut oil, avocados, organic nut oil, raw nuts and grass-fed meat;
- Balance your omega-3 and omega-6 rations, as omega-3 deficiency can cause health problems. Consume more vegetable and fish oil in order to balance your needs.
Eating a lot of fruit is also a must. Fruits are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, and most of them have powerful anti-inflammatory and heart healthy effects. According to experts, people who eat fruit regularly have a 40% lower risk of cardiovascular disease. If you’re overweight, leptin or insulin resistant or you’re a diabetic, you should limit your daily fruit intake to 15 grams. People who are not suffering from any disease can consume fruit freely, as their body uses the natural sugar as fuel without increasing the blood sugar levels.
Metformin is a diabetes drug which is associated with increased risk of low levels of thyroid stimulating hormone. When the levels of this hormone in the body are low, it causes damage to the body and affects the cardiovascular health. According to a recent study, treating type 3 diabetes with prescription meds will lower your glucose levels and increase the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases.
Beta-blockers and scientific misconduct
Beta-blockers block the neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine from binding to beta-receptors. They are helpful in cases of non-cardiac surgery, but according to statistical data, beta-blockers cause almost 800 000 deaths in Europe every year.
How can you protect your heart?
- Reduce stress and anxiety;
- Avoid sitting for a prolonged period;
- Avoid taking statins;
- Consume more unprocessed saturated animal fats – avoid eating too much sugar, grains and processed fructose;
- Exercise regularly;
- Increase your vitamin D intake – just go out in the sun or take some supplements;
- Walk barefoot in order to get powerful antioxidants from the Earth. They are transferred through free electrons and will reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Fighting cardiovascular diseases is not that difficult – all you need is a change in your lifestyle. The results will be felt immediately, you will feel much better and re-energized!