Men and women in their late 40s and early 50s are prone to coronary heart diseases. Those who are overweight or suffer from stress are more likely to suffer from this deadly disease.
Many doctors recommend such patients to do the following
1. Follow a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating healthy and staying active. Walking can be opted instead of jogging, yoga or Pilates.
2. Eat a fat free diet. I you consume a lot of fat, it gets stored in your arteries which causes a thick lining to be formed and this in turn makes it difficult for blood to flow through it, causing it to expand.
3. Eat a lot of omega-3 fatty acids. This is good for the skin and low in fat.
4. Fruits like apples, oranges, pears and prunes are healthy options
5. Whole grain bread should be opted instead of white bread. Maida or refined flour isn’t good for the body; it lacks nutrients and leads to weight gain.
6. Avoid red meat, coconut oil or sugary foods and beverages
In a nutshell, it is important for heart patients to avoid saturated fats that are mostly found in animals. Even sausages should be avoided. Trans fatty acids or trans fats that are found in baked goods like biscuits, pies, cakes and frosting should be avoided as these foods are made using oils and hydrogenated oil that have fattening agents and hurt your arteries.
In case you didn’t know, saturated fats only raise your blood’s cholesterol. If you follow a heart- friendly diet, you improve your chances of withstanding a heart attack or any other coronary heart disease.
Walk whenever you can and avoid sitting in one place for too long. Movement, lots of water, fresh juice, raw vegetables and fruits make a healthy diet and help promote elasticity of your arteries.