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The Best Diet to Avoid Heart Disease

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Some key things you can start implementing now to control blood pressure issues, cholesterol issues and prevent heart attacks & strokes.

Cut Sugar

Sugar is the most toxic substance known to Americans and is a huge inflammatory food (which Time Magazine called inflammation the #1 culprit for heart attacks and heart disease). So, control inflammation and support your heart the right way to getting rid of the following toxic foods:

  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Juice
  • Soda
  • Desserts
  • Oatmeal (yes, oatmeal turns to sugar in the body)

Crank Up Fat

40 years ago, we went to low-fat diets and fat became the enemy. What ended up happening as a country is – we got fat! Obesity doubled over that period of time and so did heart disease. Fat is not the issue, it’s the oxidation of fat that’s the culprit. You can actually turn in to a fat-burner by eating the right kinds of fat, such as:

  • Clean Oils – coconut, macadamia, avocado
  • Clean Dairy – organic, grass-fed
  • Fatty Fish – sardines, mackerel, wild-caught salmon
  • Nuts & Seeds – walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds
  • Avocados

Clean Up Meats

A lot of meat is full of hormones and the animal’s diet is genetically modified corn. You don’t need to cut out meat entirely, you just need to get the “good” stuff. Here’s what to look for:

  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Organic Turkey
  • Organic Chicken
  • Wild-Caught Fish
  • Free-Range Eggs

Keep It Simple

Don’t over-complicate your food. Do what you already know – cut sugar, eat healthy fats and eat clean meats & dairy. This will decrease the toxicity in your system and you’ll be well on your way to a healthy heart. Add a 10-minute workout daily and throw in some omegas and you could start living out the blueprint to avoid the #1 Killer (heart disease).

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