This “Secret” Lowers Heart Attack Risk by 86%
Your doctor may try to put you on deadly statins at the first sign of a heart problem. But like we’ve said before, they don’t work. They won’t help your heart. Even worse? Taking statins can cut your life short. And new research backs up what Health Watch readers have known for years…
Lifestyle choices—not a prescription drug—are the best way to protect your heart. No matter how old you are.
Researchers in Sweden looked at over 20,000 men between 45 and 79 years-old. These men were all healthy. They did not have a history of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. After 12 years researchers put heart attack incidence up against lifestyle factors. Things like smoking status, diet, exercise, waist size, and how often they drank alcohol.
They found that lifestyle factors made a huge impact on heart attack risk. And when they work together, they can lower your risk up to 86%.1
The effect is drastic. But the effort it takes to get it is not.
Just look at drinking and diet. Men who ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts—and drank two or less alcoholic beverages a day—had a 35% lower risk of heart attack. But their results could have been even better…
These men ate inflammatory—even dangerous—foods like grains and reduced-fat dairy. And they didn’t just drink heart-healthy red wine. They also drank inflammatory beers and liquor with next to zero health benefit. In other words, they weren’t exactly limiting themselves. But that may be the biggest problem…
Only about 1% of men in the study—just 220—followed all of these lifestyle guidelines. This also includes exercising at least once a week and keeping their waistline under 38 inches. Yet this research shows that the choices we make can help prevent 4-in-5 heart attacks in the U.S.2
One of the easiest ways to support your heart is with the foods you eat—and the ones you don’t. Adding more fiber to your diet alone can help lower your heart attack risk by up to 40%. Just don’t try to get your fiber from grains. The insulin spikes and inflammation they cause will put your heart health at risk.
Exercise takes a little more effort…but the benefits are worth the hard work. And you don’t have to spend hours in the gym. Brief, high-intensity workouts a few days a week are even more effective for saving your heart from disease.
Most important, you’ll want to avoid Big Pharma’s heart “solutions.” You know that statins are dangerous. But even something “harmless” like aspirin can cause major damage to your heart.
Don’t let your doctor convince you that your heart’s only hope is a drug regimen—prescription or otherwise. Even small lifestyle changes may make a major impact on your heart health. But they’re not the only way to protect it…
Some brave doctors are finally telling the truth about America’s #1 killer…and what really causes—and treats—heart disease. Like the natural supplement a Mayo Clinic professor prescribes to all his heart patients…and the natural nutrient from fruit that has been shown to lower cholesterol safer than a well-known prescription drug.