Monday, April 20, 2009

High Cholesterol to Healthy Heart

Today, we all know that getting more people has heart disease, and although some of the expect mention that lower down the Cholesterol level is NOT the KEY to have a healthy heart, but if you have high Cholesterol then you better start worry about your health. To lower our risks of getting a heart disease, here are few things you need to know and keep yourself have a healthy heart.

  • Dope down your Cholesterol
A healthy Cholesterol level is one that's below 200mg/dl or 5.2mmol/l; with LDL levels lower than 130mg/dl or 3.4mmol/l, and HDL levels over 40mg/dl or 1mmol/l. To lower LDL, a change in diet recipes and medication may be recommended, while exercise will help raise HDL. The grape skins used to make red wine contain the antioxidant resveratrol, which may help prevent blood clots and keep vessels flexible. Suggest one glass of red wine every other day.
  • Try to Quit Smoking
There is no question that smoking is detrimental to healthy heart. There are a lot of toxins in cigarettes, including carbon monoxide and nicotine, which cause endothelial dysfunction or damage to the inner lining of the blood vessel or artery walls.
  • Statin (Drug) to control Cholesterol
In cases of high Cholesterol and when a change in diet recipes and exercise may not be enough to help, then sometime doctor may suggest cholesterol-lowering medication, know as statin. This will help to keep the liver from producing too much Cholesterol. It may reduce LDL by as much as 40 percent, raise HDL levels slightly and reduce heart attack risk by around 35 percent.
  • Take more Fish
Some research show that main cause of high Cholesterol is eating a diet high in saturated fats (fats from animal foods), and recommend having fish at least twice a week to cut down on saturated fat and Cholesterol intake. Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help improve blood circulation; increase the breakdown of a clot-forming factor, fibrin; lower blood pressure; and reduce triglyceride levels.
  • Adopt a basis Diet Recipes Principle
You can try to adopt a healthy heart diet recipes in below way:
3 Highs
- Consuming plenty of fruit, vegetables, soy products and legumes. Those colourful goodies also provide vitamins and antioxidants.
5 Lows
- Choose the foods that are LOW in fat, cholesterol, salt, sugar and alcohol.
70 Percent Full
- Stop eating when you feel 70 percent full or have small, frequent meals instead of three heavy meals.

"THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL LIE" that show why inflammation kills and the real cure for heart disease by Dr. DWIGHT LUNDELL. Some of the people shared they experience that if follow the instruction then they really get a better life, minimize the risk for heart disease and get control on your Cholesterol.