According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer the world over. If this is not enough to convince you to start taking care of your heart right NOW, then I don’t know what is!
Dr. Cesar Yepes, a well- trained, highly experienced cardiologist, specializes in interventional and non-invasive cardiology, including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He has vast experience in dealing with cardiovascular diseases and recommends paying attention to a heart-healthy diet. In terms of a heart-healthy diet, he says that, in general:
It depends upon the culture.The main issue is to maintain balance between carbohydrates, fat, and protein intake. Avoid saturated fat and maintain a caloric intake according to ideal weight for each individual. In general, white meats plenty of salad with minimum dressingor no dressing are ideal. Plenty of fruits are good but avoid too many bananas or mango. Avoid saturated fats as well.
Dr. Cesar Yepes also highlights one reason for the proliferation of heart diseases in modern society: “Modern diets have high caloric value and this associated with lack of exercise contributes to coronary artery disease.“
This is why it is vital that we look at what we’re eating if we want to have a healthy heart. As for specific food items, here are some of the best that will protect your heart. [Read more…]