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why there is alot of people have heart disease in kuwait

23 Feb

why we have a lot of people in Kuwait always have heart problem some say its connected to family history but as i see and noticed people are admitted to the hospital in different ages young people and old as well and when asking them about their history either thy are smoking or they have bad eating way , people here don’t have main focus on their diet they eat hight fat food , a lot of red high fat meat, junk food , fried food , they dont eat a lot of vegetables and fruits also not mention how many of sweet they eat , also they don’t do exercise .


people dont have any background of healthy diet for their life and heart , few of them have knowledge about healthy diet .

the diet for people here is for example:
1- fried food
2- junk food
3- pastry
4- sweets
5- home prepared food with high fat
6-gourmet
when people invite each other they have to have whole cheep with rice at night or as on the lunch
this is not very good for the cholesterol
its makes the cholesterol high as well as for the bad cholesterol too.

next to the bad eating habit people smoke like one or two packet in a week or a day
also never see alot of people do exercise only few and that not very good at all
kuwaiti people need to have more knowledge about healthy eating and how they should protect their life and heart if they want to live more longer.
why we always ignoring good things
also we should give more advices and make more ads for diet and health
we dont need alot of smokers and alot of fat in our body
well the heart is part of our body as we take care of our skin and our look and stuff we should first take care of our heart by keeping it save from fats and death . heart is dieing slowly of the fats you eat so save it and make it your first priority .

In order to keep your LDL and your risk for heart disease low, you should start on the Heart Healthy Diet, The Heart Healthy Diet is an eating plan that can help keep your blood cholesterol low and decrease your chance of developing heart disease.
also the heart healthy diet is not only for people who have heart problem but its useful for the whole family from the adult to children over one to two years in the family:

so here is some tips

1: Lower Cholesterol

how to do this ?

1. Bake, boil, grill your foods. Avoid deep frying or pan frying your foods in fat.
2. Eat less on a daily basis. You may find the amount of total fat listed on the food label.
3. Limit intake of fatty meats and whole milk products such as whole cheeses and ice creams.
4. Select foods that you know are low in cholesterol. Cholesterol is found only in foods from animals. Choosing foods from plants will help you to lower your cholesterol.
5. Limit your saturated fat intake by decreasing the amount of animal fat that you eat. Choose a pure vegetable oil such as olive oil or canola oil. There are, however, three plant oils that do contain saturated fat: Coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil. These oils should be avoided.
6. Limit use of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated foods. When choosing margarine, look for a liquid or tub margarine rather than a stick margarine.

2: Lower Triglycerides
how?

1. Avoid excessive alcohol intake.
2. Avoid concentrated sweets such as candy and regular soft drinks.
3. Reduce intake of carbohydrate foods such as breads, cereals, rice,
pasta, fruit and dairy products.
4. Increase daily physical activity.

3: Reduce Risk Heart Disease

Body Weigh:

If you are overweight, weight loss of any amount can help
to decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and im- prove overall health.

• Increasing Physical Activity:

Check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. Increasing physical activity will also help reduce your risk of cardiac disease. Increase activity at a slow pace. Begin by walking a short distance each day and add to this distance as you feel capable. The activity that you choose should become a part of your daily routine. One hour out of each day should be dedicated to this activity. If it is part of your daily routine, such as walking the stairs at work or housework, it would not qualify as your daily physical activ- ity.

• Decreasing Sodium (salt):

A large part of reducing your risk of heart disease is hav-
ing a normal blood pressure. Eating a diet that is low in so- dium can help you to keep a normal blood pressure.

• Increasing Fiber:
In order to increase fiber in your diet, choose foods such as whole wheat breads, pastas and cereals. The fiber that is in oats, barley, dry beans, peas and many fruits and vegetables helps lower your risk of cholesterol levels. To get your fiber, choose five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day along with six or more servings of whole grains.

• Introducing Soy Products:
Using soy protein in your diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease. Try adding soy to your diet with soymilk, soynuts, soymeats and other whole soy products.

• Decreasing Trans Fatty Acids:

Trans fatty acids are found in some packaged snack foods, commercially prepared foods and some margarines. They are as bad for you as saturated fats. Since trans fatty acids are not listed on the food label, you must watch for “partially hydro- genated vegetable oil” in the ingredient list, to avoid foods containing these fats.

FOOD GROUP
Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta (Min. of 6/day)
Vegetables (Min. of 3/day)
Fruits (Min. of 2/day)
Dairy (2-3/day)
Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs
Fats (Limit to 3-5/day)

FOOD TO CHOOSE

Whole grain breads, cere- als, muffins, pastas, tortil- las, dried beans and peas, baked products using egg substitute and low fat milk
Fresh or frozen vegetables, cannedvegetablesthathave been drained and rinsed, salt-free vegetable juice, soups with no added salt
Fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruits, fruit juice
Skim or 1% milk Fat-free or low-fat yogurt, cheese with 3 grams of fat or less per ounce and low sodium, fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese and sour cream
Lean cuts of meat/lean ground meat, skinless poul- try, fish/shellfish (2 a week), dried beans, low fat tofu,eggwhitesoreggsub- stitute
Unsaturatedoilssuchasca- nola, olive or corn oil, mar- garine made from unsatu- rated oils, soft or liquid, non-fat or low-fat mayo

FOODS TO AVOID

Baked products which in- clude whole eggs, whole milk, or butter in large amounts, instant ce5reals, salted or high fat crackers, pre-packaged pastries/ muffins, rice or pasta pre- pared with butter or cheese sauce
Vegetables fried or sautéed inbutteroroil,vegetables with cream, butter or cheese sauce, pickled vege- tables
Fruit served with cream sauce, coconut, fruit cooked in butter
Whole milk and milk prod- ucts, condensed or evapo- rated milk, regular cheeses, cream cheese, regular sour cream, cottage cheese, cof- fee creamer, whipped top- ping
Fatty cuts of meat, ground meat, spare ribs/organ meat, poultry with skin, fried meats/poultry/fish, regularlunchmeat,proc- essed meats, sausage/hot dogs
Saturatedoilssuchascoco- nut and palm oils, butter, shortening, bacon grease, lard, stick margarine, regu- lar mayo and salad dressing.

http://sjhlex.org/documents/Heart%20Institute/Heart_Healthy_Meal_Plan.pdf

 
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