A September 2014 study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, observed 20,721 healthy Swedish men, ages 45 to 79, for 11 years. The study concluded that five lifestyle changes can reduce heart attack risk by 80 percent for men. Obviously, these changes apply to women as well.
The tips to prevent heart disease include:
- No Smoking – results in a 36% reduction in heart attack risk.
- Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, reduced-fat dairy products, whole grains and fish – results in an 18% reduction in heart attack risk.
- Maintaining a healthy weight with a waistline of 37 inches or less for men or 35 inches or less for women – results in an 12% reduction in heart attack risk.
- Limiting drinking to no more than two alcoholic drinks per day for men or one for women – results in an 11% reduction in heart attack risk.
- Adopting a lifestyle of regular daily and weekly exercise – – results in a 3% reduction in heart attack risk.
Astonishingly, only 1% of the study participants had all five of these natural remedies for heart disease.
It’s interesting that the way to prevent heart disease naturally is easy – it just requires adopting a healthy lifestyle.