What is the best diet to prevent heart disease? Typically what you hear is: low salt, low fat, and low-cholesterol. Those are all good suggestions and good advice, but you want to take it a step further. You want to do whatever is possible to maximize your health, to maximize your vital energy, and to defy all diseases; not just heart disease.
So as much as possible, you want to be on a living foods, raw, plant-based diet. A great book that I recommend is “The China Study.” It talks about how plant-based diet is the key to preventing a lot of preventable diseases such as cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. I would highly recommend getting that book.
Another thing to do is to ask yourself, “What risk factors do you have?” Do you have a family history of heart disease? If you do, that isn’t something you can really control. You can’t control your ancestry or who your parents are, but there are other risk factors that you do have control over. Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have an obesity problem? Are you overweight? Not what you think is overweight, but what is your ideal body weight? Do you smoke? These are all things that are within your control. You want to make sure that you utilize everything possible for you to be the healthiest you that you can be.
Doreen Sullivan was the keynote speaker at South Carolina Small Business Development Center's Business Success...