Heart Healthy Solutions To Think About (Part 2 of 4)
As you continue to age and become less active your diet becomes more critical to your heart health as well as your overall health. For middle age individuals, it is a dire requirement to supplement with the proper nutrients. Supplementing with the proper nutrients is one of the better heart healthy methods that you can practice. You are doing yourself a disservice if you typically eat like many of the citizens in the southeastern part of the United States who eat large quantities of fried foods. The reason is that fried foods contain free radicals which damage the lining of the arteries. If one consumes enough free radicals, they can expect to have coronary artery blockages. The consequence of a blocked artery is a heart attack. Remember to refer back to the beginning of part one of this series to see what the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says about how a heart attack happens.
Joel Wallach states, “Heart diseases have nothing to do with cholesterol. They have to do with free radical damage to the lining of the arteries of the heart, the brain, the larger arteries of the chest or belly cavity.” If you don’t protect yourself with antioxidants and all of the known essential nutrients required by the heart, you can end up dead even though you are doing everything else right. Did you know that you can have over twenty-five different heart diseases? A stroke, which is listed as one of the top heart diseases, can disable or kill you. A blood clot or a thrombosis type of stroke is actually caused by an essential fatty acid deficiency. If you don’t have enough omega 3’s in your diet you might expect a blood clot or a thrombosis type of stroke. Most heart issues be them strokes, heart attacks or cardiovascular disease are avoidable by proper supplementation and avoidance of free radical consumption. Avoidance of free radicals is the easiest and most practical heart healthy solution.
The biggest sources of free radicals are margarine, cooking oils and fried foods. Simply put, heart disease, the prevention of heart disease and possibly the reversal of certain heart ailments can happen by totally eliminating free radicals from the diet. Our ancestors outlived us because they were cooking with creams and lard. Cardiomyopathy is a very important heart disease that you can sometimes survive. The flip side to surviving this disease is that doctors will have to put in a pacemaker or a stint and put you on drugs to control the rhythm of your heart.