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Diet – Heart: Coronary Heart Disease

coronary heart disease:

Coronary heart disease is the most common form of
heart disease among adults and the single biggest
killer in the UK.


weight loss and heart disease

There are around 400 million people worldwide who are clinically obese,Diet - Heart: Coronary Heart Disease not including another one billion or so who are overweight.

The more obese or overweight you are, the more likelihood you will develop atherosclerosis, a con­dition that will eventually lead to coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as ischemic heart disease.

In the UK, of all deaths related to obesity or excess weight, seventy percent were from coronary heart disease, twenty percent from cancer, the rest from other obesity-related diseases.

In the US, it is estimated that every year around 112,000 excess deaths are due to obesity-related cardiovascular disease, with around another 50,000, like type-2 and cancer, directly related to obesity.

coronary heart disease

Can you lower the risk? Yes, you certainly can. A change to a healthier lifestyle including a healthy calorie controlled diet and some form of exercise will help in avoiding coronary heart disease.

Reducing your weight by as little as ten pounds can help protect your heart from atherosclerosis by reducing bad cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of cardio­vascular disease and its complications.

Regardless of whether you are overweight or not, a healthy diet and exercise is essential in keeping you and your heart healthy.

how’s the relationship between your diet and your heart?

In posts Fat – The Heart of the Matter: 1 and 2: Fat – The Heart of the Matter: 1 and Fat – The Heart of the Matter: 2 we talked about the damage excess fat in your diet can do to your heart and also to your health in general.

It is a major concern among the medical profession that non-Co5onary Heart Disease: Luv Your Heartalcoholic liver cirrhosis, mainly caused by excessive con­sumption of dietary fat, is on the increase and could eventually overtake that caused by alcohol.

In the tables below I have tried to demonstrate how, with a little thought and effort, you can convert a high-fat diet into a more healthy one, and at the same time reduce your calorie intake, lose weight and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

I must stress that these two different diets I have created are only examples to illustrate the difference between high- and low-fat diets. They can be used if you so wish but I cannot accept responsibility or liability for any claims arising from their use of.

I have tried to be as accurate as possible with all the figures quoted, butCoronary Heart Disease: Organic Produce Billboard they may vary slightly depending on different producer’s recipes or the area where the food was grown.

Where possible buy free-range poultry and eggs, and meat where the livestock have been allowed to graze naturally, this will virtually ensure that, not only is the meat far leaner, but will also contain more nutrients than that produced from battery-reared poultry or livestock caged in pens and fed artificially.

As I always advise, before starting on any weight loss, fitness or dietary program, whether it be low-fat, low-protein, low-carb, low-calorie, or any other, please consult your GP or other suitable qualified persons.

This is extremely important if you feel that you may have any unpleasant reactions after eating certain foods, as there are many people who suffer from food intolerance such as gluten, lactose and, yes, fat!

Menu I

this is a sample menu for fat content
that the average american and some western europeans consume daily

Food Fat Content (Grams) Calories
One-half Grapefruit 0 70
Two Eggs 12 150
White Bread (2 Slices) 2 132
Butter (2 Pats) 12 120
One cup of coffee with ½ tablespoonful of
cream and two teaspoons of sugar
3 150
Boiled ham, (2 slices) 20 200
White Bread (2 Slices) 2 132
Lettuce and tomato 0 30
Mayonnaise (2 tsps) 6 60
Danish bun, prune filled 8 150
One cup of coffee with ½ tablespoonful of
cream and two teaspoons of sugar
3 150
Melon slice 0 20
Steak or Beef (4 oz.)
with Gravy, Potato and Peas
40 600
Ice cream 12 250
Cherry Pie (One Serving) 14 393
One Cup of Coffee with ½ Tablespoonful of
Cream and Two Teaspoons of Sugar
3 150
Total for Day 137 1413


Total Fat for Day
Total Cholesterol
Total Calories in Fat
Total Calories for the Day
137 Grams
800 Milligrams
1415 Calories
2727 Calories

Menu II

this is a sample menu to illustrate what a healthy low-fat diet may contain

Food Fat Content (Grams) Calories
Fresh Orange Juice (3 fl.oz.) 0 40
Shredded wheat (2 Biscuits) 0 160
Skimmed milk
(½ Pint for Cereal and Beverage)
0 56
Whole wheat toast (1 Slice) 0 77
Fat-free spread (1 tbsp) 0 5
One Cup of Tea or Coffee with Skim Milk
and Two Teaspoons of Sugar (if preferred)
0 40
Skim milk pea soup 0 50
Cold roast lamb
with String beans and sliced tomato salad
10 370
Canned pineapple chunks in juice
(1 cup, 181g)
0 109
Whole wheat bread (2 slices) 0 140
Fat-free spread (1 tps) 0 5
One cup of tea or coffee with skim milk
and two teaspoons of Sugar (if preferred)
0 40
Grapefruit cocktail 0 50
Lean meat with
Baked potato, Banana squash, Asparagus
10 395
Fresh pear salad with Boiled dressing 5 75
Lemon ice 0 200
One cup of tea or coffee with skim milk
and Two Teaspoons of Sugar (if preferred)
0 40
total for day 25 1852


Total Fat for Day
Total Cholesterol
Total calories in Fat
Total Calories for the Day
25 Grams
75 Milligrams
225 Calories
1852 Calories

I hope you found Diet – Heart, interesting, and how, by leading a healthy lifestyle, you can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other cardio-vascular diseases.

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