Category Archives: Cardio & Blood-Cholesterol

FOR HEART PROTECTION

Don’t: Smoke The risk of heart attack is increased by 70 per cent for smokers. Smoking thickens the blood, increasing the risk of clots, and also raises blood pressure. Avoid: Eating saturated fats and trans fatty acids Saturated fats are found in animal foods including red meat, cheese and milk. The trans fatty acids result […]

AVOIDING HEART DISEASE: VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS, JUICES, ETC

Vitamins and supplements (daily) E – up to 1,600 IU, depending on age and condition (in case of rheumatic heart disease not more than 175 IU). A doctor must determine the amount of vitamin E for each heart patient, especially in rheumatic heart damage, hypertension, cardiac decompensation or failure. Magnesium – 500 mg. or more […]

ENJOYING A HEART-HEALTHY DIET: THE DIETARY FOUNDATION

The same dietary modifications that you’ll need for controlling your cholesterol will pay off in additional dividends. Without even thinking about kilojoules, cutting back on fat will help you lose those kilos you’ve been meaning to shed. If you’re diabetic, you’ll find it a lot easier to keep your glucose levels controlled. In the long […]

ENJOYING A HEART-HEALTHY DIET: TESTING FOR CHOLESTEROL

It’s important to realise that your cholesterol level can vary considerably from day to day and month to month, even if you don’t change a thing in your diet. Unlike an absolute number such as your body temperature at exactly 98.6°F/36.7°C (unless you have a fever), cholesterol levels represent a range from the low end […]