How to look after your heart?
What is good for the heart?
The condition of our heart depends not only on whether we exercise and avoid stress. According to the researchers for the heart is also important, as we take care of your teeth and what we choose for dinner.
Ideal blood pressure
When the blood pressure is higher, is a threat to the cardiovascular system and may be the beginning of hypertension.
Note! Hypertension is one of the most important factors of heart disease, because it leads to heart attack and stroke.
The development of high blood pressure contribute to:
- cigarette smoking;
- drinking alcohol;
- too fat diet;
- excess salt and sugar and
- lack of exercise.
Measure the pressure every day for a month. When several consecutive measurements exceeding 140/90 mmHg, go to the doctor because it may be necessary medicines that calm rhythm.
The correct level of LDL cholesterol in the blood
115 mg / dl
If the LDL cholesterol level is higher, it is a bad sign for your heart. It is deposited in the walls of arteries leading to the development of coronary heart disease. Good contrast, HDL cholesterol, performs a protective role for the blood vessels.
Note! It is good to have a lot of it (preferably above 35 mg / dl). The ideal reach avoiding animal fats, messing more vegetables and fruits, as well as practicing every day.
Heart rate of 60-70 beats per minute
Heart rate increases under stress or effort. This is completely normal.
Note! But when the jumps, a sign that the circulatory system works too hard. High pulse can also indicate hyperthyroidism, and this disease makes the heart falls into trembling.
Two times a week fish
Poles diet is low in fish, and they are essential to the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, are a source of healthy fats, or omega-3, which are the heart as a protective umbrella: do not allow the formation of clots in blood vessels, reduce the level of bad cholesterol .
Note! Fish cook or bake steamed without fat.
0.4 mg of folic acid daily
Folic acid is good for the cardiovascular system, because it reduces the level of homocysteine dangerous for the heart. Its source is eg lettuce, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts, but you have to eat them very much. Therefore, a booster pills.
Flossing once a day
Toothbrush does not remove the food debris that have been in the spaces between the teeth, and is a great medium for bacteria that attack teeth and gums. However, this do not stop.
Note! When you get into the blood circulate through the body and can reach into the heart, where they cause inflammation. To prevent this, use dental floss daily.
4-5 grams of salt per day
That's as much as a flat teaspoon, and the national average eats even more than two teaspoons. And it's not because so sweeping operates a salt shaker :)
Salt is hidden in most foods. The excess is a greater risk of hypertension. Will improve the taste of food using spices (eg basil or thyme).