Vitamins & Exercise: Heart Attack Prevention Series Center

Vitamins and exercise can lower your risk for heart attack and heart disease. Folic acid, vitamins, and homocysteine levels are interconnected and affect your risk for heart disease or heart attack. For better heart health, avoid the following:

  • fried foods,
  • hard margarine,
  • commercial baked goods,
  • most packaged and processed snack foods,
  • high fat dairy, and
  • processed meats such as bacon, sausage, and deli meats.
Antioxidants and exercise also play a key role in heart attack and heart disease prevention. Lower your risk factors for heart disease and heart attack by:
  • lowering cholesterol,
  • lowering blood pressure,
  • diabetes prevention, and
  • smoking cesssation.
Here are a few things you can do to prevent heart attacks:
  • Eat whole, natural, fresh foods,
  • eat five to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily,
  • eat more omega-3 fatty acids,
  • drink water, tea, non-fat dairy and red wine,
  • eat lean proteins,
  • limit glycemic foods, and
  • exercise daily.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/13/2016

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