Best way to a healthy heart? Follow a heart healthy diet!
But what is a heart healthy diet? That’s where the confusion sets in! For years we’ve been told that low fat, low salt is the way to go – to the detriment of our health!
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At nograiner.com, we fervently believe that a low carb diet is your best choice to keep your heart healthy. While low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium is still the common wisdom – even among most medical professionals – those theories have been debunked. My next post will bring you the good news on
And, aspirin and statin drugs are not the answer for a healthy heart. Recent studies are proving that the risks of taking these drugs outweigh the benefits. In fact, science can’t prove that aspirin does what it’s intended to do for heart health! But there are safer and more effective alternatives to medical intervention – following a heart healthy lifestyle. Try these great tips from Dr. Joseph Mercola.
For a Heart Healthy Diet, Cut Fructose & Grains, Not Fat!
The real key to preventing heart disease is to use a combined approach, one that treats all facets of your physical and emotional health. Make sure you are addressing the following lifestyle factors:
- Restrict your consumption of fructose to less than 25 grams per day. High sugar intake, especially fructose, is directly tied to cardiovascular disease.
- Avoid processed foods, preservatives, additives, artificial sweeteners and grains as much as possible, and eat a good proportion of your food raw. Make sure your diet contains abundant fresh organic vegetables and high quality protein.
- Incorporate a high quality animal based omega-3 fats into your diet to optimize your omega 6:3 ratio. An excellent animal source of omega-3 is krill oil.
- Make sure you are getting adequate vitamin D (ideally from sun exposure) and vitamin K, since both are necessary for good cardiovascular health.
- Be sure you’re getting enough exercise, and the right kinds of exercise. I highly recommend taking a look at my Peak Fitness program.
- Optimize your sleep, which is essential for every aspect of your health.
- Optimize your body weight and composition, and keep an eye on your blood pressure, blood glucose and insulin levels, iron level and lipid profile.
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