No wonder they say: how old is your heart, so the real age of the person. The heart begins to work more in the womb and continues until death. Your heart for your whole life will hit 2 billion times!

What affects heart health?

The most important factors detrimental to the heart is:

  • Bad heredity.
  •  Age.
  •  High levels of glucose in the blood during pregnancy.
  •  Stress.
  •  Smoking.
  •  Weight.
  •  Spicy and fatty foods.
  •  Lack of exercise — occurs when a person passes less than 2 km a day.

The most common heart disease

Angina. Its characteristic feature — compressive pain in the chest.

Myocardial infarction. In this disease part of the myocardium dies. It manifests acute, unbearable pain in my heart.

Ischemic disease of the heart often precedes a heart attack. It occurs when the heart muscle gets enough oxygen.


Important principles in the prevention of heart disease

Researchers at the Institute of clinical cardiology put the rabbits in a restraining cage (about the size of the trunk of the animal). In this state, the animals were 70 days. Microscopic examination of cardiac muscle of the rabbit after finding the close stands showed a horrifying picture. A large number of contractile fibers of the heart simply atrophied. Draw your own conclusions. Be sure to include in the diet foods rich in potassium and magnesium. Grapes, dried apricots, bananas, beans — the best helpers for the heart.

Angioprotectors protecting the vessels from destruction shall be appointed by the cardiologist. Among them hawthorn, and dihydroquercetin. Possible life reception cardiomagnyl. Help vessels high doses of vitamin C. it is useful to Drink green and peppermint rather than black tea. This drink will help keep not only the youth of the heart and blood vessels, and skin. Need youth to keep such an important organ as the heart, abandoning the black coffee, carbonated sugary drinks.

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In the course of a scientific experiment conducted by American nutrition Center, blueberries have been discovered powerful antioxidant — anthocyanin, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. They are also rich in blackcurrants and red grapes.

Let dried fruits, including prunes, raisins, apple drying, always be on the table. Cook compote of them. Do not refuse porridges and fish. You can not eat eggs every day. Harmful chocolate, you can eat a maximum of a couple of pieces a day. Rosehip extract is useful – there is a lot of vitamin C in it. A good source of this vitamin in winter is kiwi.

How much coffee do you drink? A couple of times a week. If you really can’t refuse, drink with milk and no caffeine. But a glass of red wine won’t hurt 4 times a week. All the dishes use vegetable oil. Refrain from the cream. Don’t eat pork. Reduce the amount of salt. Useful olives, whole grains, lettuce, blueberries, tuna, apples, nuts. Sausage substitute in white meat. Do not buy cakes and crackers, give up margarine. As a snack fit yogurt and a handful of almonds and cashews.


Other useful products:

  1. Ginger.
  2. Garlic.
  3. Sorrel.
  4. New potatoes.
  5. Tomatoes.
  6. Soy.
  7. Pumpkin.

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Want to have a healthy heart? Eat avocados! It contains vitamins A and E. in addition to the positive effect on the blood vessels and heart, they’ll slow down the aging process of the skin. Do cardio 2-3 times a year, if you belong to a risk group. Once a year you ought to undergo an ultrasound of the heart  the echo-KG.

To the heart does not hurt, does not keep emotions inside. If you want to laugh — laugh, if you cry — cry. Be open to people as you can. Find a good environment you can trust.

Atypical signs of heart disease

You may be referred to a cardiologist with these symptoms:

  • Weakness.
  •  Pain in the lower back.
  •  Concern.
  •  Swelling of legs and feet that can occur when the kidney problems or the veins in the legs.

Why are we listed among the symptoms of lower back pain? The fact that quite often cardiac pain can radiate to the back, neck or arm. Special attention to the heart is necessary for women after 45 years. With the onset of menopause, the risk of cardiovascular disease increases two to three times. This is due to the fact that sharply reduced the level of estrogen. Call the ambulance immediately if you feel shortness of breath and chest pain. If you have extra weight increases the load on the heart, the blood becomes thick. So it’s best to reset it, turning to the coach and the dietitian.

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Add in the diet of olives — and your blood will be less thick. It is because of the love for olives from the Italians by the low statistics of heart attacks. Enough to eat a day 6-8 pieces. And the British I advise anyone who wants to keep the heart healthy, is oatmeal — the source of potassium. Add the banana and get a delicious Breakfast.

To survive a difficult period in life will help yoga, swimming pool, meditation or a warm bath. If heart problems have already begun, then it is better to walk more. In summer, choose shaded parks for walking and refuse to use public transport if the distance permits. For heart health, 10-15 minutes a day is enough to walk. Running run reduces the risk of heart attack and a half.

Control the amount of fluid you drink. You can not drink more than 2 liters of water a day, if the first symptoms of trouble have already appeared, the load on the heart muscle will be too large.

You need to sleep at least 8 hours a day. The most useful sleep is from 23.00 to 1.00. Sleeping less than 4 hours a day for a long time guarantees heart problems. The advice may seem strange, but you can brush your teeth more often 2 times a day. The better oral hygiene, the lower the risk of transferring bacteria to the heart muscle.


About 70% of myocardial infarction cases are associated with an abnormal lifestyle. The figure is impressive. 50% of women who have had a heart attack do not experience chest pain. They have severe fatigue in some cases may be the only sign. In men, the picture of myocardial infarction is most often typical. In Ukraine, more than 10 million people suffer from heart disease. The mortality rate from them is the highest among all possible causes – 66%. 20% of people who had a heart attack did not know about heart problems. After a heart attack, doctors recommend skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer. Such a load will be beneficial not only to the heart but also to the health of the joints.

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