Heart disease. A prolific killer, often silent, it goes unrecognized until it is too late. Often this is the case for way too many families across the US and the globe, as heart disease is the number on killer in the United States for both men and women. Heart disease is one of the trickiest diseases to detect, as there are such a large variety of ailments that can be attributed to one’s heart. It is also one of the easiest diseases to prevent granted, there are no genetic defects. Paying attention to one’s body is one of the most important ways, one can take charge of their own health, and make it so that they do not have to face any of the issues that arise from chronic heart disease. If one eats a healthy diet, and exercises this will help keep your body healthy and happy. People’s bodies are like a car, they need regular care and good fuel to help them drive most efficiently. People really need to pay attention to their diets, if they want to prevent themselves from having a tragic heart problem, or other health problems that arise from poor diets. There is so much information out there, that it really easy to get confused about what to eat.
Leading cardiologists are now saying we need to avoid foods that are high in grains or starches, this includes things like breads, and potatoes, and we need to start eating more green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, and dark colored berries to help us avoid problems associated with heart disease. Vegetables are often one of the most undercut food groups of the American diet, and it is more than likely a contributing factor why more 1/3 of US adults are obese, and why heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women. If we focused our efforts to eating a couple servings of green leafy vegetables and dark colored berries at least once a day, we would see less Americans becoming obese, and less Americans with heart disease. Also, it must be pointed out how almost all fast food is for ones body. Many people saw supersize me, and it highlighted how unhealthy our food standards are for the fast food industry. Our fast food industry, from everything to McDonalds to Panera bread, uses ingredients that do not have the American consumers body and health at mind. These restaurants often use bread that has sugar added for flavor and preservatives, and the healthy options at these restaurants comes with a dressing that maybe has 200-300 calories of just pure garbage. These foods do not contain anything the body can use for energy, and any food that one’s body doesn’t use for energy gets converted to fat, and stored in some little corner of one’s body. With many Americans having poor food choices all around them it is easy to understand why a lot of Americans become obese. This is why we must raise awareness and take actions with in our own communities about the benefits of eating healthy, and the benefits of paying attention to the body and what it is feeling.
Heart disease, for example, can have symptoms that many people experience daily, and they include everything from headaches to fatigue. Many times, the reasons why people are so tired is that their bodies are hard at work trying to process foods that the human body simply is just not prepared to process. This causes extra stress not only on one’s heart, but many other organs. It is important that people pay attention to their bodies because it could be the difference between life and death. Pain in the left arms, weak feelings in the limbs, consistent fatigue, and shortness of breath are all signs of heart issues. Do not dismiss these feelings, as it can be a sign of something much more dangerous. If more people listened to their bodies, and ate healthier foods the problems associated with heart disease would decline. Maintaining a healthy diet and keeping up with exercise is the key to preventing these issues, and if more people pay attention to their health it will help ensure that tragic early deaths will be less likely for loved ones.