Eat a bad diet and heart disease is inevitable. So by knowing what food to eat and what to avoid to maintain a well-balanced diet not only can control your weight, but also save you from heart and blood vessel disease, therefore to prolong your life. A bad diet consists of a majority of high-fat processed foods, such as salty or sugary snacks, fast food and red meat.
There are certain foods we should avoid in different foods group which may destroy our health and our heart. By eliminating certain foods from your diet, including others in the right amounts, you can achieve at least a 50 per cent protection against heart attack.
Soups – All creamed soups are high in fat content. The commercially prepared ones are particularly fat-heavy, and since the fat cannot be readily removed from them, they should not be used. It is always a good idea to read the label carefully on any packaged product from which soup is being made.
Meats – Meats are basic ingredients in the low-fat diet, since their protein content is most desirable for energy and palatability. Among meats pork, bacon, and ham are highest in fat and cholesterol content. They should not be eaten on the low-fat diet other than occasionally. So are the glandular organs such as sweetbreads, brains, kidneys, caviar, fish roe, and giblets, except liver.
Fish – Certain fish are high in fat content and are best avoided. These are: bass, bluefish, butterfish, deviled crab, eel, herring, mackerel, scalloped or fried oysters, pompano, salmon, sardines, shad, and trout.
Poultry – Both duck and goose are very high in fat and cholesterol content, because they have a layer of fat just beneath their skin, and so should be avoided.
Dairy Products – The following dairy products should be eliminated from your diet: whole milk, cream, butter, and cheeses such as American cheddar, Swiss, cream, creamed cottage, cheese spreads, Gruyere, Edam, Limberger, Liederkranz, Parmesan, Roquefort, and Yogurt made from whole milk, because they constitute a large portion of at home fat consumption of particularly harmful types of fat.
Eggs – Despite containing most of the minerals that the human body requires for health, egg yolks are exceptionally high in cholesterol and fat content which should be totally omitted from you diet.
Breads – Eat hot breads, pancakes, waffles, coffee cakes, muffins, buns, doughnuts, Danish pastry, sweet rolls as less as you can, because they all contain any appreciable amount of lard, butter, or egg yolk. If desired, you can find recipes for these fat-free breads and pastries in low-fat cook books online for home baking.
Desserts – All those made with butter, egg-yolks, or cream should not be consumed, such as pies, cakes, pastries, cookies, custards, eclairs, gingerbread, shortcake, and puddings. Notoriously high in fat and cholesterol are ice-cream, parfaits, and frozen creams.
Miscellaneous Foods – Animal fats, including lard and suet, should particularly be avoided in cooking. Others including avocados, coconuts, nuts, cholocate, cocoa, fat contained in the usual salad dressings, gravies, and sauces which are all very fatty.
Frying should be completely eliminated in the preparation of foods, not only because of its high fat production, but also because of its unhealthy way of interfering with the normal digestion of foods and essential nutrhyments and vitamins, the irritating character and effect on the digestive tract of the fried fats, and the destruction of vitamins and essential food stuffs in the food that is fried. Even vegetable fats are best not used. An exception can be made for vegetable oils such as soya oil, cornseed oil, and cottonseed oils.
A wide choice of fat-free drinks is available to all. Alcohol is one fo those which has no fat content, so there are no restrictions on its use other than by the dictates of typical sense and self-control. But don’t forget that the calories in liquors can easily mount up!
To add more years to your life by keeping your weight down on low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. As the studies have shown that in the degenerative diseases of the heart and blood vessels, diet is the key; it is the difference between active good health and dangerous illness.