Author: Paul Phillips
Did you know that eating good food is more important than paying the mortgage? If you don't eat good food, you may not live long enough or be healthy to reap the benefits of having paid off the mortgage.
So here are my examples of a heart friendly diet, which I strongly recommend for avoidance of cardiovascular disease and for a healthy vitality.
Vitamin B6 - Found in fish, poultry, vegetables and whole grains. Vitamin B6 reduces high levels of homocysteine, which could lead to heart disease.
Vitamin B12 - Found in eggs and other dairy products. This can also reduce high levels of homocysteine.
Folic acid - Another vitamin B, found in leafy green vegetables and legumes.
Vitamin C - This is very important, since a long-term deficiency has shown to be linked to heart disease. Look up the studies and the unified therapy to prevent and reverse heart disease by Linus Pauling and Matthius Rath. Vitamin C is found in for examples, fruits and vegetables. As well as having a hand in building good blood vessels, vitamin C is an antioxidant that mops up potentially damaging free radicals.
Vitamin E - This vitamin is found in seeds, nuts and vegetable oils. It is an excellent antioxidant and helps the function of omega-3 fats.
Omega-3 fats - Present in fish, such as cod liver oils, walnut and flax seed oils. It has a varied and very effective role in metabolism. This wonderful source of nutrition can protect against so many other diseases. Sadly, many western world dieters are lacking this.
Enzyme CoQ10 - Is naturally occurring and is found in fish, meat or it can be bough as a supplement. It is a good antioxidant, can help lower blood pressure and prevent congestive heart failure.
L-Glutamine - Promotes healthy heart muscle. This can be bough as a supplement. Heart patients have been found to be lacking in this.
Magnesium - Nuts are an excellent source of this mineral. Magnesium helps to reduce atherosclerosis (plaque formations on the inner walls of arteries). Heart patients have been found to be lacking in this.
Remember, all the above nutrition will act synergistically. For example, Vitamins A, C and E when taken together can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease.
On a more general note for diet
-Try looking at a vegetarian option. Meats such as beef and pork contain high levels of nasty toxic chemicals.
--Try to avoid dairy products. Look at the option of Soya instead.
-Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
-Eat organic food
Food to avoid -Fast foods; processed foods; cans of; packets of; cartons of...denatured foods with all those chemical additives; preservatives, mysterious E numbers, artificial flavourings, artificial sweeteners, refined sugars... -Foods with high fat content. -Don't smoke. -Avoid too much alcohol. Drink only in moderation.
It should not be forgotten that as well as good nutrition, exercise could reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease by improving circulation and strengthening heart muscle...
Exercise about half an hour a day.
Outlook on life... -Focus on dealing with stress effectively: Take a close look at the things that you find stressful... -Avoid anger -Learn to switch off for set times during the day. Find things you like doing that are relaxing. Perhaps you may want to try meditation. Evidence has clearly shown that this is a great health promoter. For example it is very effective at lowering blood pressure.
'The Natural Cure of Coronary Heart Disease' was published a few years ago in a journal entitled Nutrition and Health. From it, Dr Alan Withnell said this: 'It strongly suggests that lifestyle and particularly diet are the cause and the cure of coronary heart disease.'
-To this end I rest my case!
About the Author:
I, Paul Phillips am a health writer researcher. I graduated in 'Biological Sciences' which includes biochemistry, physiology and nutrition. I am always willing to give advice and help people in my field. For more information please try the link: http://www.HealthNewsLive.net Or look at my book on natural solutions to Heart Disease: http://www.healthnewslive.net/healthnewslive.net/index3.html