Six "Natural Guards" to Prevent Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases have the characteristics of high disability and fatality. Always come, in the popular impression, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in our country clinical, the majority of elderly people. But news of more sudden deaths in recent years suggests that cardiovascular disease is becoming younger.
We should be alert to the frightening cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. If we can avoid getting sick, we will save more time and money to do the things we want to do, and we will most likely live a happier life, so prevention becomes very important. Medical experts once said that diseases are mostly caused by bad living habits and eating habits.
Improving poor living and eating habits will bring us more benefits in preventing disease. First of all, we can start with improving our eating habits and eat some food that is beneficial to the heart and brain.
Food is not as good as medicine. Diet is the starting point for disease prevention. Here are 6 foods that help prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
On September 11, 2020, a heavyweight study published in The Lancet, the world's leading medical journal, showed that higher dairy consumption is associated with a lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease.
People who consumed two or more servings of dairy products per day had a 17% reduction in overall mortality and a 23% reduction in cardiovascular mortality compared with those who consumed no dairy products. One serving of dairy in the study was equivalent to 244 grams of milk/yogurt, 15 grams of cheese or 5 grams of butter. In other words, consuming 1 jin of milk a day can significantly reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Even drinking half to half a kilo of milk a day -- one to two servings of dairy in the study -- was associated with a 10 percent reduction in overall mortality and a 14 percent reduction in cardiovascular mortality.
Eating fish to prevent the onset of acute coronary heart disease (acute coronary syndrome), the American Journal of Medicine published a study showing that eating more than 4 times a week of fish, the risk of acute coronary syndrome reduced by 21%; Increased consumption of one serving of fish per week (about 2 taels) was associated with a 5% lower risk of acute coronary syndrome.
Eating fish can also prevent cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage and cerebrovascular accidents and other cerebrovascular diseases. Eating fish two to four times a week less than once a week was associated with a lower risk of cerebrovascular disease. Five or more times a week reduced the risk of cerebrovascular disease by 12 percent compared to once a week. In addition, deep sea fish such as fall sawhalehead, tuna, salmon, cod, mackerel and herring have relatively higher levels of EPA and DHA, and freshwater fish have higher levels of bass, bighead and silver carp. But most studies suggest that deep-sea fish are more effective at preventing heart disease.
Flavonoids contained in corn whisker can inhibit the production of harmful low-density lipoprotein, which has the effect of protecting the heart. The content of cellulose in fresh corn is 6~8 times that of milled rice and refined flour, which can reduce the concentration of cholesterol in blood, and thus play a role in preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Agaric ear is also a very good food, because it contains more nutrients. For patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, eating more agaric ear can help reduce blood clots, prevent the occurrence of such diseases as thrombosis, and soften blood vessels, which is good for preventing the occurrence of heart disease.
Lentinus edodes can effectively reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood, reduce the aggregation of platelets, prevent the formation of thrombosis, prevent the generation of atherosclerosis, and also have a good protective effect on the cardiovascular system. For those who suffer from high blood fat friends, it is a kind of godsend "medicine". In addition, regular consumption of shiitake mushrooms can also improve the immune capacity of the human body to prevent the invasion of various viruses on the body.
Garlic has long been one of the medicines people use to treat diseases and keep healthy. It is generally believed that garlic has antioxidant and antibacterial effects. In addition, garlic promotes the production of a compound in the body that relaxes blood vessels, increases blood flow, and prevents blood from clotting and being oxidized, so garlic has a protective effect against cardiovascular disease.