• Heart disease is found to be the main cause of death in the United State as well as the whole world. Improper diet that contains higher levels of saturated fat is found to clog arteries and bring about heart disease. Therefore, making the following changes could prevent heart disease.
  • Adapt yourself to a healthy diet. Taking more fiber discourages the absorption of fat. Therefore, add food with a lot of fiber such as whole grains, vegetables, peas and fresh fruits into your diet.
  • Resort to diets with less saturated fat. Food with unsaturated fat is good for the body. Refrain from eating red meat and other food that contain saturated fat that clog coronary artery to bring about heart disease. Instead, take skim milk, fish, poultry, lean meat and low fat milk products.
  • Smoking contributes to heart disease by narrowing arteries. Also it contains some 5000 harmful chemicals. Smoking also contributes to blood pressure which could cause heart attack.
  • Reduce the amount of salt you take. Salt causes higher blood pressure and finally could cause coronary heart disease.
  • Talk to your doctor and get advice on using aspirin. Aspirin is a drug that could reduce the risk of heart attack by preventing blood clots. But be careful, everyone cannot take aspirin.
  • There are tests such as CT scans on heart and ultrasound tests on carotid artery. Your doctor could assess your risk level with these tests. If you are a high risk person, the doctor could prescribe drugs to lower the risks.