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Monday, March 4, 2013

Diet against atherosclerosis

Well-prepared diet can help lower levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol, raise levels of good (HDL) cholesterol, and generally to protect the heart.
 Food consumption is recommended that:
whole grains
raw vegetables (especially leafy green)
fruits
soy
beans
peas

fish: salmon, mackerel, sardines
honey
onion
garlic
sunflower seeds, flax, pumpkin
algae
wheat germ

 Food consumption of which should be limited:
tobacco
red meat
eggs
dairy
dark meat of chicken or turkey (high in fat)
hydrogenated fats
fried foods
coffee
salt
alcohol
sugar
refined cereals
 

Take in fewer calories. Large meals predispose to obesity - the biggest enemy of heart. 
Eat foods rich in fiber. In a 1996 study says that men who take through food daily 28 g fiber, significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular attack.
 Reduce coffee. Caffeine contained in it is directly related to the level of cholesterol in the blood, particularly in people consuming more than three cups of coffee a day. 
 Eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, dairy products (low-fat), lean meats, nuts and seeds. Including these products in your diet, you will take less fat and cholesterol.
 This type of diet will lower cholesterol and fats in the blood by about 20%. The risk of heart disease decreases by 2% for each 1% reduction in cholesterol, if you apply a diet low in fat, high in fiber and contains a variety of complex carbohydrate foods. Or in general, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 40 percent.
 
Here are the foods that are especially important for heart health: brewer's yeast, garlic, ginger, green tea, oatmeal, onions, plums - dried soy and wine.