Friday, January 25, 2008

You Got To Have Heart

Our hard working friends at the Journal of the American College of Cardiology announces dietary and lifestyle strategies for improving markers of inflammation and cardiovascular health.

I overcame terminal heart disease back in 1988 from eating poorly and living a sedentary lifestyle. "The highly processed, calorie-dense, nutrient depleted diet preferred by the current American Culture frequently leads to spikes in blood lipids."

They suggest to eliminate inflammation, high triglycerides and increased glucose levels, eat a minimally processed, high fiber, plant-based foods, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
  • Eat less
  • Consume lean protein
  • Eat a dark leafy green salad every day with olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup, white flour, white rice, hydrogenated oils, and fast food
  • Maintain your normal weight and don't get over weight
  • Perform physical activity for 30 minutes a day
  • Enjoy one (1) alcoholic beverage a day unless you have abuse issues.

From the Heart,

Chef Wendell

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