Coronary artery disease is the most common heart disease, and if often results in a heart attack. Almost half of the heart attacks occur suddenly, without any notice beforehand. Coronary artery disease causes blockages in the walls of the arteries, preventing the blood flow and hardening the arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis. If the clots are not removed on time, part of the heart muscle will begin to taper off, leading to an inevitable heart attack. However, by making five simple changes in our lifestyle, we can reduce the risk of heart attack by 80%.

The five healthy habits that can help us stop heart attack are: healthy diet, more physical activity, maintaining a healthy waist size, moderate alcohol consumption and stopping smoking.

What foods are good for the heart?

The majority of people are not aware that trans fats and refined carbohydrates are worse than saturated fats. This popular misapprehension had influenced the food industry, which started making food with low fat levels as well as replacing the healthy saturated fats with the trans fats such as vegetable oil and margarine, refined sugar and fructose. From that point on, obesity and heart disease are constantly on the rise.

What’s the perfect diet for a healthier heart?

To prevent the cardiovascular health, you must avoid trans fats and stop eating processed foods. Sadly, this includes most food from restaurant and fast food. In general, avoiding sugar, fructose and processed grains will reduce the risk of heart diseases.

To improve the cardiovascular health, you need to eat more whole grains, raw organic foods, bigger amounts of vegetables and organic meat.

The best sources of healthy fats


Organic milk butter

Raw milk products

Coconut and coconut oil

Organic egg yolks

Cold-pressed oils of organic nuts

Raw nuts

Organic meat

Should you eat more fruit?

According to a study presented at the ESC Congress in Barcelona, people who regularly eat fruit have 40% fewer chances of developing heart disease, and 32% fewer chances of developing other serious diseases.

Fruits are incredibly high in antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals that can improve the health and stop inflammation. However, they should be eaten moderately, especially the sweet ones, as they contain higher amounts of fructose.

Diabetes drugs increase the risk of heart diseases

A new research has shown that certain diabetes medications can increase the risk of heart diseases and may be related with a reduction in the hormones that regulate the thyroid function. Another study showed that drugs that supposedly lower the blood glucose levels can actually increase the death rate from heart diseases.

Warning about beta blockers and their abuse

Beta blockers can treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, but a new study has discovered that they are responsible for more than 800000 deaths in the last 5 years in Europe.

Avoid becoming a statistic

If you notice any kind of heart attack symptoms, immediately go to the doctor! You can also take the following steps that will protect your heart and prevent any cardiovascular disease:

Avoid sugar if you’re sensitive to insulin and leptin

Eat unprocessed saturated animal fats

Avoid drugs that lower cholesterol

Avoid sitting for more than 3 hours a day

Exercise regularly

Take the optimal amounts of vitamin D

Walk barefoot as much as possible

Reduce the stress