Having been involved in healthcare for the past 14 years I have seen the consequence of heart disease and how it affects the patient and their families. I want to share with you a quick a easy way to help to assist with good coronary health.
I was on the Coronary Care Unit one evening and talking to a patient who ran a local convenient store. He was in his mid fifties and had had a heart attack. He had to work long hours to keep the store going. It was stressful. Lots of competition with the big supermarkets. He also smoked and was overweight. He admitted that this was bound to happen in the end to him. The man however, did have a positive outlook. He admitted to me that what happened to him was a “wake up call with a need to change his lifestyle”.
He decided that he was going to sell his business and property. The profit from the business and the living quarters would be pooled with his private pension, and savings. His wife was in her fifties too and worked for a local doctor’s surgery as an administrator. She had a pension and investments too. They owned a holiday bungalow in Spain and had talked about retirement for some time. He said that these plans would be put into place once he had been discharged from the hospital.
One of the things that he also admitted was that he had to sort out his eating patterns. Also he there was a need for a nutritionalist to assist with him plan a diet. During the day time he would grab a sandwich in between serving customers. The sandwich he admitted would be supplemented by a packet of crisps and often with a pork pie or pastries. He shared an evening meal with his wife but this would be around 8p.m. Heavy meals at that time of night he admitted caused some indigestion and bloating of the stomach.
So this heart attack moved him to take a fresh approach to his lifestyle and a need to change eating habits. He decided he needed to eat and drink the right kinds of foods. The American Heart Association released its revised Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations for 2006 outlining the dietary steps people need to prevent cardio-vascular disease, and other recommendations.
What they have recommended is a further reduction of saturated and trans fats; lowering the intake of food and beverages with sugar; physical activity and weight control; a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains; avoiding tobacco use; and achieving and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
I recently discovered a drink that has 70 life giving vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This drink is called Limu Plus. There is growing research that this drink is incredibly nutrient-dense food source. Consider the health benefits that science suggests are associated with this drink.
- Can help the body cope with stress by keeping it supplied with restorative compounds and minerals
- Lowers cholesterol. The laboratory of Lipid Chemistry in Okajama, Japan, collected data showing fucoidian alters the activity of liver enzymes that control how fatty acids are metabolized, resulting in lower cholesterol blood levels. These findings were published in the Journal of Nutrition 1999.
- Improves Blood Pressure.
- Fights blood and clot formation in arteries and veins.
- Helps reduce obesity. If you take this drink you will find that it will stabilize blood sugars; food can be used as energy rather than stored as fat.
- Is rich in antioxidants, vital to combat disease and so keep us in optimum health and wellness.
Most of us work long hours to earn our income. We spend a lot of our lives working and I strongly believe that when we reach our fifties we deserve to retire if we wish too. So many people have worked to this age and sadly have a heart attack and die. They never enjoy that retirement which they have worked so hard for.
If you really want to live a long and healthy life there is lots of sound advice and help available to you. To make those changes you need to start now! Change your diet, take regular exercise and lose weight. This might be your “wake up call” to take action that will improve find it will assist with your health and wellbeing. There is more information available to you if you visit http://www.limuvitality.com