Heart Disease Prevention

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Evan Brown Priya Kumar 26 October 2011 Heart Disease Prevention Heart disease is a leading cause of death especially in the United States. I think a lot of it comes from our dietary options. Most items in the super market contain a lot of sodium, usually as a preservative. All sorts of snacks and frozen meals have a thick layer of salt on them for taste and shelf life. But they ruin our life, if you eat too much. Cutting back on sodium is not the only thing that must occur for heart disease prevention. People must consume fruits and vegetables, recommended five to ten servings per day. This along with maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise, at least 30 minutes on most days of the week can keep you in a healthy shape. But even with that healthy shape, you should get regular health screenings. This would be to
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Unformatted text preview: keep track of blood pressure, cholesterol levels and make sure you are not at risk for diabetes. Another good idea is to stay away from tobacco, the chemicals and tar inside cigarettes damages one’s heart, blood vessels and narrows arteries, which can lead to a heart attack. I think that everyone knows how to maintain a healthy heart, but many people fall into a slump of eating fried food or food that is processed and contains a lot of sodium. This puts people in a lazy mood because their body doesn’t get enough nutrients so it causes a bad cycle where people resort to eating unhealthy foods. The recommended amount of lipids per day is 2 tablespoons but as Americans we usually get around 8. This makes me question my food decisions and what is healthy....
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