A Heart Healthy Diet
- a diet
that is rich in vitamins and minerals, meaning lots of fresh fruits and
Of course the body
must be able to easily digest, absorb and assimilate these nutrients.
Foods that lower blood pressure
To keep the cardio vascular system running smoothly it is important to ensure you :
- keep blood sugar levels stable
- supply your body with a sufficient amount of amino acids from protein to build and nourish the heart muscle
- eat foods high in good quality calcium
- drink plenty of pure water
- eliminate regularly
- reduce alcohol
- don't smoke
- stay positive
How do arteries get blocked, causing arteriosclerosis?
Unlike veins that have one lining, arteries have 3 linings and plaque forms on the middle lining. Things such as bad fats, heated or refined oils, blood clots and waste matter, adhere to the lining of the artery and become covered with cholesterol and plaque. Eventually this will cause the artery to narrow and lead to angina, shortness of breath and heart attack. The plaque can break off from the artery wall and move through the blood stream (embolization.) This is a common cause of heart attack and stroke.
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