Food and Heart Disease

Certain types of food have been linked as risk factors for coronary heart disease. By concentrating on eating more healthily is one of the main preventive measures that you can take. Obesity, wild diabetes, high blood pressure and diets rich in saturated fats are risk factors related with foods. Insulin holds the level of blood sugar level stable for healthy people. When diabetes develops, it steadily loses the insulin sensitivity and weakens the glucose tolerance. Wild diabetes will injure the artery walls and lead to coronary heart diseases.

Fat and Cholesterol

Trans and saturated fat diet improves the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood. General sources of saturated fats are in processed foods such as biscuits, pastries and meat, butter, lamb, skin of chicken, dairy foods and beef.

Recommended Foods for Heart

To reduce the risk of rising of coronary heart diseases certain foods are recommended:

    1. Non fat or fat less dairy products
    2. Add legumes in diet like soybeans, tofu, baked beans and lentils.
    3. Not more than two drinks of alcohol per day.
    4. It is better to avoid salt added at table, salty foods and in cooking. Verify the level of sodium content foods and select the products that are low in sodium.
    5. Choose bake, boiled, micro waved or steamed foods than fried foods.

  1. Have lean cut meats or avoid parts of fat in meat than prime ribs. For a coronary heart disease diet is a main risk thing.
  2. Use spices and herbs for seasoning the vegetables than butter, salt and sauces.
  3. A rich plant food, less saturated fat, fiber rich foods diet may significantly low the danger of rising heart diseases.
  4. Antioxidants in tea may help to prevent the increase of fatty deposits in arteries, and that act as anti blood clotting agent and develops the dilation of blood vessel to allow the blood flow better.
  5. Have foods that contain polyunsaturated fats, which is in seafood and plant. Corn and safflower oil are rich in polyunsaturated fat.
  6. Be stable in your weight by selecting a diet plan that is low in fat and sodium, with more vegetables, fruits and grain products.

Consult a doctor to test your cholesterol level. It will be determined by a blood test which will show the quantity of bad and good cholesterol. A doctor can explain the numbers in detail. If cholesterol level is high, then it is advised to change the diet, exercise or your doctor will prescribe the drugs to lower the level. You have to exercise regularly to reduce the cholesterol level.