As a child, your arteries were clean, elastic and open. But as life goes on, you get exposed to junk, high fat, refined and processed food. Thus begins the process of artery clogging or arteriosclerosis, the first step to a heart attack.
Why cardiac attack takes place?Excessive consumption of fatty food gives rise to plaques in the cells that line the artery wall. These plaques partially choke the blood flow in the arteries suffocating a part of the cardiac muscle. That’s how, a heart attack, one of the most frightening events in life takes place. If the choked blood vessel leads to the brain, one suffers a stroke.
CAD a silent killerCAD or Coronary Artery Disease is likely to be the biggest killer in 15 years’ time. Although it is possible to fend off this merciless killer, the masses are completely ignorant about this knowledge. CAD is a silent killer that takes root in early childhood and makes an appearance in adulthood.
Be careful and make amends in your lifestyle to prevent itPrecautionary measures should be adopted from childhood itself. There is overwhelming evidence that you can curb the progress of artery disease with the right diet. Although your genes may be at fault, what contributes significantly is your unhealthy lifestyle, stress, smoking, lack of exercise and most importantly your diet. You can actually save your arteries from getting clogged and if you are already a victim, you can avoid a future catastrophe.