Every third inhabitant of the earth is dying from cardiovascular disease, especially coronary heart disease. The reason for these ills lies in the high level of cholesterol in the blood. To reduce it, it is enough simply to limit itself in the consumption of fatty foods. Rejecting the bacon, sausage, butter, and replacing these products for fish and light margarine, you can avoid serious health problems.
The best prevention is a lifestyle. Currently, mortality from cardiovascular diseases in Russia is 56%. This figure is in Europe on average 3. 5 times lower for men and 1. 5 times lower for women. A crucial role in the development of cardiovascular disease, according to doctors, has a way of life.
Improper diet, smoking, low physical activity, and constant stress a harmful effect on the body. Like all heard about it, but few actually give it meaning. The main thing anyone does not occur, even with heart disease can be overcome. Of course, there are factors that are difficult to fight: genetic predisposition, gender and age. And yet, even if you – man of old age and your father was a sick heart, we can achieve tremendous results in improving the health of it is due to prevention.
The main factors that underpin the health of the cardiovascular system in man: proper nutrition, physical activity and lack of bad habits, smoking cessation and moderate alcohol consumption.
Eat right is cheaper than cure. The most affordable is to pay attention to your daily diet. What we eat today is radically different from what our ancestors ate. In our diet is too much saturated fat, salt, sugar and too little roughage contained in fruits and vegetables. This explains the sad statistics of mortality from cardiovascular diseases.
Of course, diet is not the only way to control blood cholesterol levels. There are many drugs that lower cholesterol. They are called statin, and in the course of action they just do not give the cholesterol produced in the body. But these drugs are expensive, moreover, has already begun to accept them, the patient is “hooked” on these medications, and he has to use them the rest of his life. And despite the fact that there is a very cheap tool to reduce blood cholesterol is a diet. It was proved that diet can reduce blood cholesterol levels by 10-20%.
Many believe that creamy butter with potatoes – the healthiest food. Rests on tradition and advertising that makes butter entrenched beautiful image. Association, which causes consumers butter, more than promising: freshness, health, great taste, environmental friendliness. Margarine, most people think of cheap and inferior substitute for butter. However, the traditional concept of healthy food, as practice shows, has nothing to do with reality. Argued that the butter – supernatural product that falls on the table straight from the cow. In this case, the use of milk is automatically transferred to the canvas. New technologies are now so high that any food can make the most useful. This enables physicians (especially in the presence of risk factors) to recommend to replace the butter in the lungs and useful margarines. Modern margarine produced by mixing solid and liquid vegetable oils.
At least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day helps prevent the development of atherosclerosis. The fish should have at least two times a week and one portion should be oily fish. Oily fish (mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout, perch and fresh tuna) provide a lot of good for your heart omega 3. American research has shown that a diet consisting of three or more daily servings of grains, such as whole meal bread, rye crackers or brown rice can reduce the risk of heart failure by 30%.
In additional most of the cardio – vascular diseases associated with lack of potassium and magnesium. Scientists believe that in the modern world suffers from lack of potassium vast majority of people. Make sure that the table has always been healthy foods containing potassium: meat products, almost all cereals, wheat bran and wheat germ, legumes (especially green beans), fresh mushrooms, potatoes (especially baked or boiled in their skins); carrots, beets, pumpkins, radishes, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, greens (especially spinach and parsley), apples, oranges, bananas, watermelons, melons, kiwis, mangos, avocados, cherries, grapes, black currants, gooseberries, blackberries , dried fruits (figs, apricots, prunes, dates); nuts (especially walnuts and hazelnuts).
Strong tea, coffee, cocoa, alcoholic beverages, butter cakes, ice cream, canned goods, spices, meat and fish broth, salted, smoked foods, kidney, liver, brain, fatty meat, animal fats from the diet will be deleted.
Today, heart disease has become a scourge. But to prevent and even cure angina, ischemia, arrhythmia, and hypertension, prevent heart attacks and strokes can be through proper nutrition.