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Reverse Heart Disease in 6 Easy Steps

By    |   Friday, 01 Jul 2016 05:11 PM

If you have recently been told you have heart disease, you may feel overwhelmed and frightened. It is possible to reverse heart disease without medication.

These steps are easy, but they will require dedication and consistent work in order to produce results.

1. Exercise.

If you are not already working out, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and renowned wellness expert, recommends incorporating at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity every day and increasing your workout time gradually.

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Exercise helps strip away substances in the arteries that clog them.

2. Take control of stress.

Dr. Oz recommends spending an hour a day meditating or doing something meditative, like yoga. Relaxing yourself helps make arteries more elastic and stops heart spasms.

3. Drink green tea.

Prevention magazine says green tea
contains powerful antioxidants that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Aim for 20 ounces of green tea each day, hot or iced.

4. Change your diet.

Dr. Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, says reversing heart disease means becoming a vegetarian. He advises avoiding meat, processed carbohydrates, and refined sugars and loading up on fruits and vegetables instead.

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“You want to eat foods in their natural form as much as possible,” Ornish told WebMD.

5. Boost omega-3 fatty acids.

According to Wake Up World, there is a growing body of evidence supporting increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids as a way to reduce risk of heart attack.

Fatty fish like wild salmon and anchovies are loaded with these nutrients, so increase your consumption of them.

6. Improve your social life.

Prevention magazine explains that people with stronger connections to family, friends, and community have healthier hearts. They recommend prioritizing meeting new people and spending time with people who support you.

It can be difficult to make drastic changes to your lifestyle, but moderate changes may not be enough if you already have heart disease, says Dr. Ornish. He asserts that the more you improve your diet and lifestyle, the better you will feel and that will be the motivation to stay committed to your plan.

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