Preventing Heart Attacks
Heart attacks from coronary atherosclerosis may be one of the most easily preventable epidemic diseases of modern civilization, especially if you start a diet low in triglycerides.
Coronary atherosclerosis refers to the blockage and narrowing (sclerosis) of the blood vessels to the heart (coronary arteries). The blockage consists of largely fatty deposits (atheroma) containing large quantities of cholesterol and triglycerides. Cholesterol is a sterol made by the liver and is important to the body’s cells, bile acid and some hormones. Triglycerides are the other form of fat that circulates in our blood, and is similar to the “stored fat” in our stomach, thighs and other familiar places. The primary difference is that triglycerides are made in the body principally from carbohydrates eaten.
Stay away from simple carbohydrates, which are nothing more than processed foods, processed sugar, and processed flour. Try eating complex carbohydrates, found in unrefined foods such as grains, potatoes, fruits, and nuts. Fish, eggs, nuts, and olive oil are excellent foods to help reduce your triglycerides levels because they contain good fats.
The best prevention advice is that the majority of your food should be uncooked, whole, and natural. The problem with refined foods is that nearly all the nutrients are removed to increase shelf life. That’s why white flour was invented and why ding dongs last for three years.
Many cardiologists recommend 2,000 mgs of vitamin C, 3 times daily, to reduce plaque buildup in the arteries. B complex vitamins, Lecithin, Niacin, Calcium, Magnesium, CoQ10 and the important EDTA are also key supplements vital in limiting plaque.