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Heart Disease Overview

CATEGORY: Heart Disease



1) Reversing Damage - Years of stressful living caused damage to your cardiovascular system.  To help reverse this,Cardiofy releases hundreds of phytonutrients that act at the molecular level to improve blood circulation, normalize lipid metabolism, regulate cholesterol and triglyceride levels, stimulate liver functions, reduce platelet aggregation, strengthen blood vessels, minimize heart stress, energize heart tissue, and avert hypertension.

2) Avoiding Saturated Fat - Saturated fat is the main dietary cause of high blood cholesterol.  Foods to avoid include beef, veal, lamb, pork, lard, poultry fat, butter, cream, milk, cheeses, whole dairy products, two percent milk, coconut, coconut oil, palm oil, tropical oils, and cocoa butter.

3) Avoiding Hydrogenated Fat - Hydrogenated fats raise blood cholesterol.  Foods to avoid include margarine and shortening.

4) Avoiding Trans-Fatty Acids - Trans-fatty Acids raise blood cholesterol.  Foods to avoid include french fries, doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, and cakes.

5) Consuming Unsaturated Fats - Getting between 25% to 35% of your calories from unsaturated fats will help lower your blood cholesterol level.  Foods to consume include salmon, trout, herring, avocados, olives, walnuts, and liquid vegetable oils (soybean, corn, safflower, canola, and sunflower).

6) Reducing Sugar Intake - Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars to lower your calorie intake and help control your weight.  Examples of added sugars are sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, dextrose, corn syrups, high-fructose corn syrup, concentrated fruit juice, and honey.

7) Minimizing Salt Intake - Foods low in salt lower your risk of high blood pressure.  Strive to consume less than 1,500 mg of salt daily.  Choose "reduced-sodium" processed foods and limit soy sauce, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, flavored seasoning salts, pickles, and olives.  Use lemon juice, citrus zest, and hot chilies instead for flavoring.  Rinse canned tuna and salmon, feta cheese, and capers to remove excess sodium.

8) Increasing Fiber Intake - When eaten regularly as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, soluble fiber helps to lower blood cholesterol and may also reduce the risk of diabetes and colon and rectal cancers.  For every 1,000 calories in your diet, 14 grams of fiber (in both soluble and insoluble forms) should be eaten.  Foods high in soluble fibers includes oat bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries, and apple pulp.  Foods high in insoluble fibers include whole-wheat breads, wheat cereals, wheat bran, cabbage, beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, turnips, cauliflower, and apple skin.  Replace low-fiber foods (white bread, white rice, candy and chips) with fiber-rich foods (whole-grain bread, brown rice, fruits and vegetables).  Eat more raw vegetables and fresh fruits.  Eat high-fiber foods at every meal.

9) Drinking Water - Drink six to eight 8-oz glasses of water a day to ensure fiber in the diet is properly digested and fat loss is optimized.

10) Exercising Daily - A minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day will help you maintain optimal weight, keep off weight you lose, and improve physical and cardiovascular fitness.

11) Not Smoking - Cigarette smokers are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than non-smokers.

12) Consuming Alcohol in Moderation - Drinking too much alcohol can raise triglyceride levels in your blood and also lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, and increase calorie intake (which can lead to obesity and diabetes).  Excessive drinking can also cause stroke, cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmia, and sudden cardiac death.