Blood pressure as a biological fact for your body is entirely normal – it’s just a measurement of how hard your heart is working to pump blood around your body and is measured with a set of two numbers. The first number is your systolic level of blood pressure, which is measured as blood is being pumped from your heart – this will be the higher number.
The second measurement is diastolic pressure which is when the blood is being pumped back into your heart and will be the lower of the two numbers in a blood pressure reading. An average blood pressure reading is about 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic) but if you have blood pressure reading that is higher or lower you should have a check-up with your doctor. Read More >>>
When you either eat fish or other foods rich in Omega-3 the good fatty acids in these foods go to work and basically cut down on the level of triglycerides in your blood – removing all the fat in your blood that shouldn’t be there.
At the same time Omega-3 oils reduce inflammation in the arteries so this helps reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). What causes heart attacks for most people is that your arteries lose their flexibility and then get coated on the inside with fat. This means your heart has to work much, much harder to “push” blood and oxygen through your body, which in turn leads to people having heart attacks. Read More >>>
Sally Bee explains how to make good food second nature. Sally isn’t a dietitian, but a busy mum who suffered three major heart attacks in the space of only one week and who knows how tough it can be to change eating habits. Her down-to-earth advice and realistic approach is borne from her own experience of life-threatening heart disease, from which she recovered thanks to her own delicious and easy-to-follow eating plan. Sally understands how real people eat and how recipes must be quick and made with affordable, readily available food. Her plan won’t leave you feeling deprived or hungry, but allows you to enjoy many of your favourite foods in a balanced way. Read More >>>