Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Diet
By | December 18th, 2013 | Modified - February 1st, 2015

Three Ways To Protect Your Heart

Three Ways To Protect Your Heart
Three Ways To Protect Your Heart

Improve your quality of life by practicing these three ways to protect your heart.

Your heart is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to all of the organs in the body. Proper oxygenation and delivery of nutrients results in an energized body so protecting the heart is very important.

One out of the three ways to protect your heart you might know intuitively but the other two might you may not.

All three ways to protect your heart each involve a different aspect of one’s self. One deals with what you put into your body. One deals what you do with you body. One deals with how you interact with the world.

All three separately help strengthen aspects of one’s heart and all three together work in a synergistic way to greatly energize the heart, which benefits the body, and mind.

Lower Your LDL Cholesterol To Protect Your Heart

This may be the most obvious way of the three ways to protect your heart. Lowering your LDL or bad cholesterol helps to reduce the risk of developing plaque on the arteries which leads to heart disease. When there is too much LDL cholesterol in the body it damages the cells of the lining of artery walls.

This allows LDL cholesterol to latch on the the walls and build up. The body sees this as an attack and sends white blood cells and macrophages to remove the LDL cholesterol. They latch on each other and form a plague on artery walls.

This results in atherosclerosis which is the hardening and narrowing of artery walls that restricts blood flow and oxygen and nutrient delivery. This causes fatigue and heart disease. The buildup happens overtime so many us of may not realize we have an issue.

Many men who suffer from erectile dysfunction need to be weary of heart disease. Erectile dysfunction and coronary artery (heart) disease are two manifestations of the same disease, atherosclerosis.

Plaque builds up uniformly in the affected arteries in the body. Since the arteries in the penis are smaller than those in the heart, plaque will build up faster in the penis.

Erectile dysfunction caused by the hardening of its arteries is an indicator that plaque is also building in the arteries of the heart which leads to heart disease.

Lower your LDL cholesterol by eating fiber rich foods like beans, vegetables, and fruits which help to soak up LDL cholesterol and remove it from the digestive track. Eating a plant based diet is a good way to reduce cholesterol and support healthy living because a plant foods don’t contain cholesterol.

Remove or reduce eating processed meats like hot-dogs and hamburgers that are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Reduce the amount of cooking oil used because it adds and unnatural amount of fat to the diet. Coconut oil is an exception because studies show that it raises HDL cholesterol which removes LDL cholesterol from the body.

Add antioxidant omega-3 rich foods to the diet like flax seeds or chia seeds, and nuts like almonds which combat LDL cholesterol buildup.

Source of the article by Aqiyl Aniys:

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About Author:

I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and my plant based diet supports all that I do. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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  • Joshua Miller says:

    Thank you for the heart health information provided. I found this to be very interesting especially the health tip about lowering your LDL Cholesterol as many people in my family have suffer from heart disease and I’m always on the lookout for new info to absorb in order to help reduce my risk of heart disease and share with others as well. Thanks Again

    • Aqiyl says:

      I am glad yo found the information helpful Joshua. I think they key is having understanding of how food either heals us or damages us. We then also need steps to do things differently. I wish you strength and success in your journey.


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