You know than exercise and a good diet can
keep your heart healthy. But what else can you do to keep your heart strong.
1. Eat healthy fats
We need fats in our diet, including saturated and polyunsaturated and unsaturated fats. But not the bad fats, like trans fats which clog up the arteries. By getting rid of the trans fats
from your diet, you get better blood flow through your whole body. Lay off the snack foods, like potato chips, fast foods, margarine or any foods high in these trans fats.
Check the labels on the foods than you like to see they contain any of this life robbing fats.
HEALTH AND HEALING FROM EATING HEALTHY FATS
Eating healthy foods like avocados, walnuts, almonds, olives, olive oil, salmon, tuna, dark chocolate, tofu, sunflower seeds, eggs, lean grass fed beef and pork, full fat milk, full fat yogurt, Parmesan cheese, these are just some high fat foods you should be eating every day.
2. Practice good dental hygiene, especially flossing your teeth daily
Good dental health is a good way to measure of overall health, including the health of your heart, because if you have a gum disease, often there may be risk for heart disease. Bacteria in the mouth
can move into the bloodstream and cause an elevation in certain proteins. These changes
may increase your risk of heart disease. Floss and brush your teeth daily to reduce the chances of getting serious gum disease.
3. Get plenty of sleep
Getting enough sleep is an essential part of keeping your heart healthy. If you don’t sleep
enough, you may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease no matter
your age, gender or how well you monitor your exercise and eating routine. People who sleep less than four hours of sleeps are likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people
who slept six to eight hours. Not getting enough sleep causes disruptions in underlying health conditions and
biological processes, including blood pressure and inflammation.
4. Don’t sit for too long at one time
Recently it has suggested than staying seated for long periods of time is not good for your health, it doesn’t matter how much exercise you do. Those who sat the most, showed than there was an
associated 147 percent increase in cardiovascular events and a 90
percent increase in death caused by these events.
5. Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke
It has been shown than the risk of developing heart disease is significantly higher for people who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work. Exposure to tobacco smoke
contributes to thousands premature heart disease deaths and thousands more lung cancer deaths each year. Nonsmokers who have high blood
pressure or high blood cholesterol have an even greater risk of
developing heart disease when they’re exposed to secondhand smoke. This is the result of plaque buildup in the arteries.
Stay away from those than do smoke and tell them than you don’t appreciate them smoking in your presence. Although this may seem harsh to a degree you health once it’s gone can never be replaced