Heart disease has been the number one killer in the world for over a decade and when you statistically think about it you have a pretty good chance of leaving this earth from a heat heart attack.
With this grim data, one should not only try to prevent it, but also try to prolong it as long as possible.
A diet that is rich in sugar and fatty foods along with the lack of exercise can definitely precipitate heart disease,
But unfortunately there is one big factor that could galvanize heart disease, and it’s completely out of your control, your genetics.
In other words if you are predisposed to heart disease then the odds are you may run into some trouble as you age.
Plaque is the fat that builds up in the vessel wall that leads to a heart attack. The plaque contains cholesterol. Over time the plaque can grow and what happens when there is an abundance amount of plaque around the vessel wall it prevents the blood from reaching the heart. This becomes a heart attack.
But not all cholesterol is the same.
Which leads us to discuss the good cholesterol and the bad cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol that traverses throughout the body and spews out bad cholesterol droplets in the artery walls.
The HDL cholesterol is the good one and they operate more like a vacuum, they go around and scoop up all the bad cholesterol.
So now the real question what could we do about it?
Take your FISH OIL!
One of the best things you can do is supplement with essential fatty acids which contain two families of omegas, omega 3 and omega 6.
Omega 6 fatty acids which are “arachidonic acid” are the inflammatory fatty acid. This is considered the bad one and and there is no question the body does require some inflammation but most people consume way more omega 6 then omega-3.
Omega-3 fatty acids are the anti-inflammatory one, “the good ones,” and the balance is essential between the two. Remember too much inflammation could be dangerous and life-threatening.
And one of the best ways to control this balance between omega 3 and omega 6 is by supplementing with fish oil.
Taking an essential fish oil that is rich in EPA and DHA at 3 grams a day, can really reduce the risk of heart disease for most people.
Other benefits from taking essential fatty acids are,
- May reduce the risk of getting a brain disorder.
- May help with fat loss.
- Aids with eye health.
- Supports brain health.
- Helps with depression.
- Helps with skin health.
Another thing you can do is when you get a physical is to take a CT scan to see how your artery walls look, I suggest anyone over the age of 35 should do this at at least once.
So your take-home lesson is, like the multivitamin and fiber supplements your essential fatty acids is a must in your supplement aresnal especially if you want to reach 100 years of age.:)