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The Secrets of a Healthy Heart

Posted Jun 09 2009 11:02pm

If you are trying to maintain a healthy heart here are some choices that you may want to implement into your lifestyle. I know that some of these may be very difficult for some people to do, but you have to ask yourself, Do I want to be healthy?

The following are all things you can do that are beneficial to the overall health of your heart. First, you should drink at least eight cups of water per day and exercise as much as possible.

I know this one might sound weird, but try to take deeper breaths when you breathe. This allows your body to get the maximum amount of oxygen in each breath, this is simply healthier for you and your heart. You also should consider getting a HEPA certified air purifier for your home and work place.

The most important thing you can do to maintain a healthy heart is to eat as many fresh organic, fruits and vegetables as possible. It is also best to eat them uncooked, cooking can reduce the nutrient content within the vegetable.

You will want to go buy some mouthwash for your breath because you need to eat a lot of onions and garlic, and if you don't like them you should take a natural garlic supplement. Garlic and onions help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as help support your immune system.

You need to increase your fiber intake. Fiber helps maintain the proper functioning of the large intestine, and it binds to harmful materials and makes sure they are eliminated from the body. Fiber also aids in weight loss and in the absorption of critical nutrients your body needs daily.

You can increase your fiber intake by eating more raw organic fruits and vegetables or taking a natural fiber supplement.

You also should try to eat wild, not farm raised, fish twice a week, and if you do not like to eat fish that much you should get your omega-3's from a fish oil supplement.

The following are what you should avoid or watch our for if you want to maintain a healthy heart. You want to keep your stress level to a minimum. We all live pretty hectic lives, but the only way you will effectively get anything done is if you are healthy.

Is all that running around worth a heart attack later in life? I don't think so. Take time for yourself everyday to exercise, you will notice that your stress levels will dramatically decrease just with regular exercise. Don't have time? Make time. Your heart will thank you.

Try to avoid any toxic exposures of any kind, this means avoid processed food as much as possible and also avoid poor air quality. If you want a healthy heart you need to stay away from any trans fats and hydrogenated oils, deep fried foods, margarine etc.

To have a healthy heart you should also avoid tobacco, too much alcohol, too much caffeine, soda, and most juice drinks, they are just like soda. If you don't believe me read the ingredients. Usually the only difference between most juice, sports drinks and soda is the carbonated water and the flavor.

If you are on medication for a heart condition always follow your medical provider's advice and you should also try to educate yourself on the medication you are taking and any possible side effects you may need to look out for. If you are experiencing a lot of side effects, ask you doctor if they know of any natural remedies for your condition.

You should also get to know your family history of any heart conditions and address any possible concerns that may exist. If you are concerned see your local certified medical provider.

To Your Health,

Diet Health & Fitness
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