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Building a Strong & Healthy Heart
I like to compare the heart as an engine to an automobile. As long as you keep it well tune and service it will run for you. The automobile needs proper fuel to run just as the heart to work effectively.
The arteries carry oxygen to the heart. If the arteries become block your heart doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to function. This can lead to heart attack. Just like the fuel and oil in your automobile, if it doesn’t reach the engine it dies.
The stronger your heart the more blood it can pump. In return your body gets oxygen flowing efficiently and reduces the risk of heart attack stroke, diabetes and high cholesterol.
What Can I Do To Build a Healthy Heart?
The first prevention measure to obtain a healthy heart is to consult with a doctor to make sure your heart is healthy, in good working condition and to prevent any beginning stage of heart disease.
Exercise has a number of effects that benefit the heart and circulation. Regular exercise decrease bad cholesterol. This mean there may be less plaque built up in the arteries. Less plaque means blood can flow freely to and from the heart. Like all muscle, the heart becomes stronger as a result from exercise.
Eat more vegetable and fruits can help you eat less high fat foods such as meats, cheeses and other snack foods. Vegetable and fruits are a food source of vitamins and mineral which are low in calories and rich in fiber.
Eating whole grains are good source of fiber as well as other nutrients. Whole grains play a role in regulating the blood pressure and heart health.
By making life style changes and limiting your Saturated and Trans Fats consumption you can build a strong and healthy heart and prevent the risk of coronary artery disease.