Love Your Heart So It Can Love You Back

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Do you know that the US Department of Agriculture recommends that healthy adults take no more than one teaspoon of salt a day if they want to protect their hearts? World Heart Day is held on the last Sunday of September yearly to inform people about cardiovascular diseases which kills 17 million people a year.

Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include:
  • high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels
  • smoking
  • insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables
  • being overweight
  • physically not active

How to reduce high blood pressure?

i) Cut the salt
- Minimise the amount of salt when cooking.
- Don't add more salt while eating.
- Eat fewer packaged foods, including canned, frozen, baked or dried foods.
ii) Regular exercise
Improves blood flow through the body and helps you to maintain your ideal weight.
iii) Reduce stress
Reduces the release of hormones such as adrenaline, which in turn reduces the strain on your heart.
Also, check out this post on how my friend successfully reduces his reliance on high blood pressure medication using Lingzhi and Pollen.

5 Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

When putting stuff into your mouth, bear these advice in mind:
1. Limit the consumption of unhealthy fats and cholesterol e.g. butter, cheese, fatty meat.
2. Choose low-fat protein sources e.g. skim milk and skinless chicken breasts. You can supplement with Jia Hor Soya Protein Powder. Click the link.
3. Eat more vegetables and fruits.
4. Choose whole grains, which are good sources of fibre that play a role in regulating blood pressure and heart health. You can supplement with Jia Hor Fibre. Click the link.
5. Reduce the sodium in your food.

(Source: StarFit4Life, 25 September 2011, Energise your heart)

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