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Bypassing Heart Disease (Part 2)
To bypass heart disease and to have a healthy heart, start by cleaning up your lifestyle. Stop smoking, cut out caffeine and sugar, manage your alcohol consumption, decrease stress, exercise regularly and drink plenty of clean water – it’s good for your heart.
For the next step, it's time to change your diet to a whole food plan. Switch to low glycemic carbohydrates, eat more whole grains, colorful fruits, vegetables and other fiber rich, nutritious foods. Also, it's a good idea to lower your fat intake to around 20% of your daily calories. Stay away from processed fats and eat extra virgin olive oil or small quantities of butter instead.
But, even when you do the best you can, it's very difficult, if not impossible, to get everything you need from the foods you eat. This is where whole food supplements can help.
Start with a basic, natural whole food multiple. To this add other nutrients like natural vitamins B, C and E (excellent for cardiovascular health). Certain B vitamins are helpful in managing the homocyteine cycle, but make sure your B vitamin is a balanced complex of the whole family of B’s (isolating one B vitamin can prevent the efficient uptake of all the other B’s).
Omega-3 oils that are high in EPA & DHA have many heart healthy benefits. Go to www.omega-3.us to find out how these oils can help your heart.
Studies have also shown that the powerful antioxidant properties of carotenoids play a significant role in the reduction of coronary disease and decreasing the oxidation of LDL’s and cholesterol for better heart health. To find out more about carotenoids go to www.carotenoids.net.
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