Friday, May 14, 2010

Food for Your Heart – Food for Life

Today let me introduce Shannon Wills who have written a wonderful post for all the visitors,friends, followers of Tips For Delicious And Healthy Cooking. My father died due to severe heart attack 10years back so I know only best doctors and good medicine can’t help to cure heart disease you have to look after all parts of your life to keep your heart healthy. This article will inform you how to keep and maintain a healthy heart.Take a look-
It’s the most important organ in our body in that life stops when it does, so why are we not paying more attention to our heart? The leading cause of death in the world is heart disease, yet we fail to look after our hearts as well as we should. We abuse it in its prime, and when it starts to show signs of disrepair and disease, we panic and try to make amends. Instead of waiting till it’s too late, we need to nurture our hearts with food that is healthy, food that will sustain it, and food that will give it a new lease of life even as it starts to age. This includes:
What you eat: We are what we eat; so when you eat junk, your body becomes junk as well. If you care about your heart, you must include in your diet more colorful fruits and green, leafy vegetables, wholegrain items, healthy fats like almonds and other nuts, and cold water fish and other sources of Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon and tuna. Reduce the amount of salt and sugar in your food, and cut down items that are loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol – all fried items are included in this list. Limit carbohydrates to those that digest slowly and do not make your blood sugar fluctuate wildly; and eat limited portions in six meals spaced throughout the day. The wrong kind of food gives rise to cholesterol which clogs your arteries and limits the blood supply to your heart.

What you do:If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, you’re feeding your heart the wrong message. Your body becomes obese and your heart has to work harder to sustain its bulk. With no exercise whatsoever, your heart becomes lazy, so even the smallest amount of movement becomes a chore that pushes your heart to the limit. This gives rise to heart disease and other associated ills like diabetes and strokes. So get at least half an hour of exercise every day and lead a more active life if you want to protect your heart.

How you live:And finally, if you want to save your heart, you must lead a stress-free life. The biggest cause of heart disease is stress, so find ways to relax and rejuvenate yourself even if your job or other aspects of your life stress you out. Don’t worry about the things you cannot control, and those that you can, get them done with the least amount of stress.

A vase that is broken can be repaired, but the cracks still show and it is never as strong as it was before; so too, if you let your heart deteriorate and slip into a state of disrepair, it’s never going to be as healthy as it was. Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to heart health, so start today with the right combination of exercise, diet and a stress-free life.

This guest post is contributed by Shannon Wills, she writes on the topic of
Physical Therapy Assistant. She welcomes your comments at her email id:

Ideas expressed in the above article belongs to the guest author and not of the blog owner and this is a general advice and not a medical advice or substitute.

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Fresh Local and Best said...

It is an important reminder that we should all take extra care to ensure our heart is in good shape. I know the area where I fail is to lead a low-stress life. With a long hours and tight deadlines, it is something that I need to manager better.

Angie's Recipes said...

A great guest post here...I need to eat more veggies.

My Little Space said...

Great post, dear! Yeah, we should all take real good care of our health. And be cautious what we eat all the time! Other than that exercise is not to miss! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Cheers, Kristy

Padhu said...

Nice and informative post!!