Let us talk about the heart disease. The term heart disease covers a numbers of diseases, that affect the heart. This includes coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and angina. The question is what causes heart disease? Whatever we do and whatever we intake affects our body. Also the risk we cannot change is your family history. Many lifestyle factors contribute such as cigarette, smoking alcohol intake, physical inactivity, and obesity. Serum cholesterol and hypertension play a major role the formation of heart disease. We all know that heart disease is the biggest killer of both to men and women. This disease is also know as silent killer because the very first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack and 50% of those people who have a heart attack never have a warning. 33% of those without any prior symptoms of heart disease die from their first heart attack. In other words their first symptom is death. In United States alone 1,000,000 people die from atherosclerosis per year. 50% of people who die of a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels.
Living a healthy life style will definitely help us avoid heart disease. Learn and follow the basis of a heart healthy diet. There are several guidelines listed by the American Heart Association, that we can follow.
1.Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.
2.Eat a variety of grain products.
3.Choose fats with 2 grams or less of saturated fats per serving.
4.Balance the number of calories you eat with the number of calories you use each day.
5.Maintain a level of physical activity that keeps you fit.
6.Limit your intake of foods high in calories and low nutrients.
7.Eat less than 6 grams of sodium day.
8.Have no more than one alcoholic drink a day.
9.Increase intake of monounsaturated fat, omega 3 fatty acids and soluble fiber.
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