Healthy Diet Plan for Preventing Heart Disease

The healthy diet plan that reduces the chances of having a heart attack is largely unknown by the majority of people at risk. Much skirmishing is going on in intellectual circles over what is the cause of the blockage of the arteries which precipitates a heart attack, but the general truth is known, if not widely publicized.

Why not?

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Heart disease can have several major contributing factors. The most widely accepted theory is that the major blood flow to the heart becomes, over time, restricted by plaques -- fatty deposits of cholesterol.

Though our body makes its own cholesterol and it serves many useful purposes, this blocking of the coronary arteries is not a normal healthy occurence. It can and often does kill us.

Autopsies conducted on Korean soldiers (1950-53) who ate a mostly plant-based diet revealed little evidence of these plaques -- quite unlike what was found in the arteries of young American soldiers in that same war. Present-day autopsies of auto crash victims in the U.S. are now showing considerable plaques developing in children ten years old.

There are conflicting theories that propose to explain why these blockages or plaques form. The two schools of thought are basically the one that believes that eating a large proportion of animal products (meats, fish, eggs, dairy products) in our diet is the source of this plaque problem.

The other school of thought believes that eating some well-chosen animal products is okay, but it is refined sugar that is the catalyst or instigator for the inflammation of the arteries, which invites the cholesterol deposits to form as a protective measure.

There is not space here to point by point address the merits of these two conflicting theories.

What is most important, it seems to me, is to cover all the bases and safely pass through life without any heart disease -- for any reason.

Mainstream medical protocol in the U.S. usually consists of a little song-and-dance of gently reminding the patient that he or she really should watch their weight, eat less red meat and more of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Then, either sooner or later, out comes the prescription pad and one is written for a statin drug, which forces the patient's liver to make less cholesterol.

Most heart patients are unwilling to significantly change their diet and exercise routines, especially when they know they can pay -- or, more accurately, their insurance can pay -- for a drug that will let them continue to eat as they always have.

The statin drugs may solve one problem, but the create other problems such as diminishing the body's manufacturing an essential enzyme for energy production, Co-enzyme Q-10. This can produce some serious, even fatal side-effects. such as rhabdomyalgia.

At an early age, I developed an unconscious desire to avoid the sad deterioration of health I witnessed in several close family members as a result of heart disease, so I decided to find the best assurance that I could to avoid it.

It turns out that there is a whole school of cardiologists who have demonstrated success in attacking cardiovascular disease head on through a healthy low-fat diet plan. Through changes in diet alone, their patients have made their plaque buildups shrink and even disappear as seen in detailed high-tech scans of the same arteries.

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To me, it makes the most sense to attack the problem of cholesterol buildups by stopping/reducing my consumption of cholesterol, which is only found in animal sourced foods.

I can cover the other base -- the theory that it is inflammation caused by high fructose corn syrup, in particular -- by avoiding that unnecessary food ingredient. No problem.

Not to brag, but it seems preferable to make diet changes now, compared to possibly being offered the option of being sawed open and having 3 or 4 heart arteries replaced with ones scavenged from dead pigs or other cadavers.

And, you know what? This healthy diet plan for avoiding heart disease is easily worth giving up fondly remembered deep-fried chicken and barbequed pork ribs. Good health for a long life is worth it.

To learn more about the evidence that this Healthy Diet Plan can prevent and even reverse heart disease, visit the page "Low Fat Diet" at (Unless you want to join "The Zipper Club", that is.)

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