A Diet to Keep Heart Disease at Bay

Doctors have come up with a diet which keeps heart problems at bay.
They claim that should you follow this diet on daily basis, it can reduce the likelihood of your getting heart disease by nearly a fifth.
This diet is called the Dash Diet and includes dishes like smoked salmon salad, sweetcorn and red pepper frittata and pumpkin pie.
It is recommended by the American Heart Association as helping to blood pressure as well as reduce levels of artery- blocking cholesterol .
The Dash Diet is high in fruit and veg, low-fat dairy products, nuts, whole grains, fish and poultry. It recommends avoiding sweets, fats, red meat and sugary drinks.
Cholesterol is broken down by fruit and vegetables . Hence, it is essential to eat a rainbow of different coloured fruit and veg .
Good sources of protein include fish, poultry and nuts. They are also lower in saturated fats than red meat.
They also contain omega 3, which helps control arterial inflammation, and in certain cases, inflammation of the heart itself.
That kind of inflammation, as well as cholesterol, often causes of heart disease.
An American team of researchers tested the Dash diet’s claims on women and men considered to be at risk of high blood pressure.
One group were given a typical American diet of foods high in fat and low in minerals, whilst the other ate similar food with five servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
A third group adhered to the Dash diet.
Blood pressure and cholesterol were measured at the beginning and the end of the study and used to calculate individual risk of heart problems over the next decade.
Eating five fruit and veg on a daily basis reduced risk of heart disease by 7 per cent over the next ten years.
The Dash diet, however, reduced the risk of heart disease by 18 per cent over the next decade.

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