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Tips to Avoid a Heart Attack Through a Healthy Diet

Submitted by on January 25, 2013 – 12:45 amNo Comment

Food habits slowly achieve a certain pattern in an individual and it becomes a way of life. Although you might be aware that there are certain food habits that are detrimental to the health of your heart, yet unknowingly you might have them. So a healthy diet for to avoid a heart attack is that which attains a balance between lifestyle and food habits.

Whether you have had years of not eating in a healthy manner or whether you just want to monitor a healthy diet in your life, the fact remains that you should be aware about what is a healthy diet and what exactly should be done to maintain it.

Controlling what you eat

First, you should have total control over what you eat. If you overload your plate and eat until you feel stuffed then it results in more calories thus in more fat and thus with lot of cholesterol which is the key factor for a heart attack. The restaurants normally serve portions that are more than what one needs. So just, keep a track of what you eat and how many servings you consume. Eat more of nutrient rich foods and less of low calorie food. Fruits and vegetables is a good choice as they give energy and provide you with the strength you need to carry on in your day. Do not have processed and refined food and fast food. This shapes your waistline to a level you cannot alter.

So what exactly is a proper serving size? A serving size is a particular amount of food that is defined by measurements such as pieces, ounces, and cups. For example, a serving of meat, chicken, or fish is around 2 to 3 ounces, which is about the size of a deck of cards. A serving of pasta is half a cup or the size of a hockey puck. So you really need to use measuring spoons and cups or a weighing scale to know exactly what serving is best for you. Once you know the exact measures, you really do not have to carry on with these measuring containers.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and VegetablesEating more and more vegetables and fruits is the best way you could get minerals and vitamins. They are not only low in calories but also are rich in dietary fibre. Vegetables and fruits have substances that curb cardiovascular diseases. Eating fruits and vegetables helps you to eat less high fat food like snacks, cheese, and meat. To make it an everyday affair, you could wash vegetables, cut them, and freeze them. These make quick snacks. Keep fruits in a bowl in the kitchen so that you could just pick it up and eat it. Have vegetables and fruits as a major part of your recipe.

You could eat fresh or frozen vegetables canned fruit packed in water or juice and canned vegetables with low sodium. Avoid vegetables with creamy sauces, canned fruit packed in heavy syrup, breaded or fried vegetables and frozen fruit added with sugar.

Whole Grains

Whole GrainsWhole grains are good sources of nutrients and fibre. They have a major role to play in maintaining the health of the heart and blood pressure. A healthy diet is that which includes lot of whole grains and which has substitutions for all the refined grain products. You could also try a new whole grain like quinoa, couscous, or barley. There is another way you could add whole grains to your diet and that is with the help of the magical flaxseed. These are small seeds, which are rich in fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. They help to lower your cholesterol in a big way. Grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or a food processor and just add it in yoghurt, hot cereal, or applesauce.

Take grains like whole wheat flour, high fibre cereal , whole grain bread preferably wheat based bread, brown rice, buckwheat, barley, whole grain pasta, ground flaxseed, oatmeal. Avoid grains like white bread, white flour, frozen waffles, muffins, corn bread, biscuits, quick breads, cakes, granola bars, buttered popcorn, pies, high fat snack crackers, and pies.

Fats and Cholesterol

Limiting how much trans fat and saturated fats you eat is the first step to lowering your cholesterol. A healthy diet to avoid a heart attack is that which helps in reducing the buildup of plaques in your arteries. This is a condition called atherosclerosis, which increases your chances of a heart stroke.

The list is endless and the conditions many butt the crux of the fact remains that you should have a good healthy diet to avoid a possible heart attack.

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