Last week Sunday’s newspaper had an interesting article on knowing your numbers for a healthy heart. I would like to share with you the information from the “Spry Living” newspaper article.
ü 129 Let your “bad” LDL rise above this number – your heart disease risk climbs.
ü 119/79 The blood pressure reading to aspire to. Blood pressure represents the force of blood against artery walls- the more force blood exerts the greater your risk for heart disease and stroke.
ü 7 The limit of daily saturated fat intake.
ü 6 The number of teaspoons of sugar women is allotted per day. Men 9.
ü Less than 150 Where triglycerides should be to keep your heart disease risk down. (Sweets & alcohol raises this level)
ü 25 Grams of fiber daily
ü 1500 Salt intake.
Therefore, it’s imperative to see a doctor yearly to find out how your body is progressing and to make sure you are in the numbers. Remember catching an illness early can help jump-start a proper healthy cure. So learn what foods and natural herbs can help keep your body in range and live a painless and medication free life.