Lower your risk of heart attack by adjusting your diet this way
Heart disease just recently became the number one killer in the United Kingdom, prompting British publication Express to release a list of things to do to lower your risk of heart attack, which could be prevented primarily by making adjustments to your diet.
Eating more protein and less salty food are just some of the ways to lower your risk of having a heart attack, according to the report.
“Heart disease kills more than one in four people in the UK, with around 180 people dying every day. Every seven minutes someone in the UK will have a heart attack,” the report said.
The report explained that protein is essential for a healthy body but one should pick lean protein rather than high-fat meats because they can raise cholesterol levels.
By protein, it meant choosing oily fish like salmon, skinless chicken, eggs, legumes, soy products and lean mince, while avoiding processed meats such as hotdogs, sausages and bacon.
One can also avoid a heart disease by reducing salt in his diet.
“Eating a lot of sodium can contribute to high blood pressure, a risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Good places to start reducing salt are at the dinner table and during cooking, but a large percentage of the salt we eat comes from processed foods such as soups and microwave meals,” the report said.
Other things to do include controling the portion of the food you eat, eating more vegetables, and allowing yourself the occasional treat.