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Foods to avoid for protection from heart conditions

ShyamprofileDr. Shyamprasad


Certain foods we consume on daily basis have to be evaluated and taken in quantities that are appropriate for healthy living. A good diet can delay or even prevent a coronary heart disease.

Excessive carbohydrate diet is the main cause of excess weight, especially when there is no regular exercise. The source of carbohydrate in most diets is rice or wheat. As we in India have moved from traditions foods to modern foods, easily available in nearest super markets, like polished rice and maida based foods including bread, we are consuming large quantities of high glycemic foods ( foods with high sugar content) and with low fiber content. Sugar that is in excess of our bodies requirement gets converted into fat and gets deposited in wrong places including arteries in the heart. The solution is in eating less of carbohydrate and more of green leafy vegetables and fresh vegetables ( salads). Even the carbohydrate we consume should be in from of whole wheat bread and atta, hand pounded rice or traditional unpolished rice. These traditional rices are fast disappearing from the market as they are more expensive and less easy to procure. It also takes a while to get used to the different taste. But all the effort is worth while.

Oils are another food ingredient that has to be judiciously consumed. Oils which are classified as poly unsaturated fatty acids, example Saffola oil or Olive oil are less harmful. However what ever oil is consumed should be in small quantities. Deep fried foods are best avoided.

The Indian Ghee sweets are harmful as they are rich in calories and loaded with saturated fatty acids which convert almost fully into cholesterol, particularly the bad cholesterol which is low density lipoprotein (LDL).

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