Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke – Why You Don’t Exercise Enough (it’s not your fault)
Most of us should be more active. In fact, 3-5 hours of intense activity per week is minimal, and every hour awake should include a little moving around.
But sometimes you just don’t feel like you have the energy, do you?
And according to a new study published in the journal Circulation, it’s all because of a hidden additive that food companies add to almost all the food you consume.
Lots of dairy, meat, and vegetables contain phosphate, and that is healthy because it helps your body build bones, helps with muscle contraction, and facilitates nerve function.
But one of the most common food additives in our modern diet is inorganic phosphate, and that sends our daily phosphate intake into the stratosphere.
When scientists fed mice a high-phosphate diet, they observed that they could no longer produce enough fatty acids to feed their muscles. They spent less time on their treadmills and had lower cardiovascular fitness levels.
They also found genetic changes in these mice when they were fed high-phosphate diets over a long period of time. After 12 weeks, levels for the genes responsible for muscle metabolism had changed in their bloodstreams.
Since studies on mice are not always translatable to human beings, they tried to address this question by analyzing data from participants in the Dallas Heart Study, where their food consumption was recorded and who were asked to wear physical activity monitors for seven days.
It turned out that those with the highest blood phosphate levels exercised the least, while those with the lowest phosphate levels exercised the most, suggesting that it has the same effect on people as the mice.
Most food manufacturers add phosphate to food to prevent it from spoiling and to enhance flavor. Cola and other soft drinks, sausages and other processed meats, baked products, and canned products are the most likely to contain it.
Any “phos” on labels is suspect, such as dicalcium phosphate, monopotassium phosphate, sodium hexameta-phosphate, phosphoric acid, sodium tripolyphosphate, and so forth.
The easiest way to avoid inorganic phosphate, however, is to bypass processed food as much as possible.
But if you want to prevent heart attack and stroke, you need to get your cholesterol under control, there is another ingredient that is even more serious than inorganic phosphate – and one that you have no idea you’re consuming…
And here are 3 blood pressure exercises – you can do these even if you feel wasted – and it will bring your blood pressure below 120/80 – starting today…
A new research by Harvard University has proven that eating a handful or two of certain specific nuts significantly lowers the total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (the bad one) and Triglyceride (blood fat) present in your body.
What’s more, this same nut has been proven to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by 37%.
A team led by Harvard University researchers has now reviewed studies that included 26 trials and 1,059 subjects on walnuts.
The subjects included healthy volunteers, as well as people with high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. Some of the participants were overweight or obese, while others were at their ideal weight.
In all the studies, the subjects were on a wide variety of diets, including Mediterranean, low-fat, conventional American, or traditional Japanese diet.
Across the various studies, walnuts represented between five to 24% of the subject’s daily calorie intake.
Compared to all these other diets, people on walnut-enriched diets experienced:
1.A 3.25% reduction in total cholesterol,
2. A 3.73% reduction in LDL cholesterol (normally called bad cholesterol), and
3. A 5.52% reduction in Triglyceride (blood fat) concentrations.
Even better, when compared solely against the typical American/European diet, the participants on the walnut-enriched diets lost around 6% of their total cholesterol and about 5.5% of LDL cholesterol.
Despite walnuts being found to be high in fats and calories, the study found that eating them did not lead to weight gain.
What’s more, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2006 found that those who ate walnuts at least four times per week had a 37% lower risk of developing clogged arteries, and therefore reduced their chances of a stroke and heart attack.
Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke – Can Your Birth Month Cause Death and Heart Attack? (Surprising study)
This is no mumbo jumbo study.
It’s based off reliable research from Columbia University Medical Center and published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and it covers data taken from over 1.7 million people.
The bottom line is that your birth month is a huge indicator on whether you’ll suffer from a heart attack or not.
It’s been long known that birth months play a vital role is several diseases. Asthma is one of the most researched and most easily explained. In the summer months, there are more dust mites, a major cause of asthma.
But for heart health, how does your birth month affect your heart later in life?
Those born in late winter or early spring were at the highest risk of heart diseases, normally peaking in March. This can partly be explained by lack of sunshine during these months, which may lead to a lack of vitamin D (a core vitamin for heart health).
People born in the first half of the year had a tendency to die earlier than those born in the second half of the year, with May having the shortest life expectancy and October shows the longest lifespan.
Now this does not mean that you’re doomed if you’re born in a specific month or have a homerun just because you were born in October.
Only a small percentage of people (researchers estimate one in forty) are significantly affected by this as lifestyle choices later in life have a much greater influence. There is nothing you can’t do something about.
For more ideas to prevent heart attack and stroke, watch this video, Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Should You Worry About High LDL Levels? – Thomas DeLauer
If you’re concerned about your heart, your number one goal should be to lower your blood pressure. The most effective way to do this is through this set of three easy exercises, guaranteed to bring your blood pressure below 120/80 – starting today…
If you want to prevent heart and stroke and high cholesterol is your concern, the way to normalize it and clear out clogged heart arteries is by cutting out one hidden ingredient…
This post is from the Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Program. It was created by Scott Davis. Because he once suffered from high cholesterol, so much so that he even had a severe heart attack. This is what essentially led him to finding healthier alternatives to conventional medication. Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy is a unique online program that provides you with all the information you need to regain control of your cholesterol levels and health, as a whole.
To find out more about this program, go to How to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke.
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