If you know about heart disease you could be prevent it and in some cases could even be reversed. The following are the ways to do it.

  • The first thing to do is to lower your cholesterol level. Eat fruits and vegetables in place of snacks. Both fruits and vegetables are devoid of fat. Food such as wheat bran, wheat germ and oat bran that contain fiber are able to lower cholesterol levels. You could buy apple pectin and guar gum in the drug store. They are good for lowering cholesterol. Also it is good to add a clove of garlic to your food as it is able to lower cholesterol. You could buy garlic oil capsules also. 900 mg per day is the recommended dosage.
  • Taking exercises regularly also helps lowering the cholesterol levels. Therefore, meet your healthcare practitioner and get an exercise routine and engage in it long term. It will prevent arteriosclerosis commonly known as hardening of arteries.
  • If you are a smoker, stop smoking. Smoking contributes to higher cholesterol levels. When you quit smoking your cholesterol level will come down and your risk of getting a heart attack will come down.
  • Use both your diet and exercise to lower your weight.
  • Lower blood pressure will lower your risk of heart attack also.
  • Drink plenty of water. A good way to measure the correct volume of water is to take half your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 160 pounds take 80 ounces of water per day. Water helps lower your blood pressure. Drink water before going to bed to avoid risk of heart attack due to dehydration in the morning.
  • Losing weight is very useful in lowering blood pressure. Even when you lose a small amount of weight it contributes significantly to reduce your pressure.
  • Taking food that is lower in fat also could reduce blood pressure.
  • Potassium, Calcium, magnesium, and fish oil contribute to prevent heart attacks. Potassium helps control acid levels of the body. Calcium is able to lower the cholesterol levels. Magnesium is good for the heart and fish oil is able to prevent blood clots.
  • Being a vegetarian is good to prevent heart attack. Due to their lower cholesterol levels such a diet could reverse heart disorders.
  • Watching fish and having pets is able to reduce blood pressure. Therefore having pets is good for not only those who have heart disease but also for healthy people.