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Monday, June 6, 2011

Dr. Oz, Fight Heart Disease, 7 Lucky Numbers You Should Know

Dr. Oz, Fight Heart Disease - 7 Lucky Numbers You Should Know

June 6, 2011

Your Hearts 7 Lucky Numbers You Need To Know

On June 6, 2011 Dr. Oz started off his show by saying that 1 in every 4 women will die of heart disease. There are seven numbers that you must know. Your heart is the hardest working organ in your body.

7 Lucky Numbers You Should Know

1. 90 is the first lucky number.  You should never let your resting heart rate be above 90.  Dr. Oz says that you have a 3 times the chance of dying if your heart resting heart rate is above 90 as opposed to someone with the resting heart rate below 60.

2. 1.5 - Dr. Oz says that 1.5mg is your daily allowance of sodium that you shouldn't exceed in a day.  1 1/2 milligrams of salt is the same as teaspoon of salt.  Salt makes your heart work harder than it should.  Dr. Oz points out that a lot of the sodium that we intake is hidden in our food. In fact, he had a display of 3 foods (Vegetable juice, A bagel, and Cheddar Cheese). Much to the surprise of the audience, the bagel had the most sodium from the three choices.  Reading labels is important to make sure that you aren't adding too much sodium to your diet.

3. 100 -  100 is the maximum number of calories that you get from added sugar in your diet.  High intakes of sugars causes obesity, strokes, and lead indirectly to elevation of blood pressure and cholesterol.  excess sugar causes plaque buildup and rigidity to the walls of your heart.

4. 25 - The number 25 is the number of grams of fiber that we should get each day.  Study after study reinforces that the more fiber that we get each day is very protective against heart disease.  Inside of your intestinal system cholesterol is being excreted. The fiber bonds to the cholesterol and carries it away and is released in your bowel movements. Dr. Oz said that beans are one of the best ways to get fiber into your diet.

5.  1 - Number 1 is the amount of alcoholic beverages that you can have in a day.  Wine has polyphenols, which is an anti oxidant which helps the veins.  Beer is good too because it has b vitamins which regulate your homocysteine levels. The key is moderation. One glass of wine or beer is good for the heart.  Too much can be bad.

6. 0 - Dr. oz says that you shouldn't have ANY trans fats in your diet. Dr. Oz says that it builds up plaque in your arteries and heart. He said that many foods say that they have zero trans fats, but really do. They are allowed to say that they don't have any trans fats as long as it is under 1 gram.  Foods like peanut butter and popcorn actually do.. You should look at the labels and look for "hydrogenated oil" in the ingredients to find hidden trans fats that are in the foods that we eat. Instead of trans fats we should be looking for foods that have Omega Fatty Acids. You can get them in supplement form to supplement your diet and to protect your heart.

7. 6 - Dr. Oz says that 6 is the most important number.  The number 6 is the number of your hemoglobin levels. You shouldn't have more than 6%. Any more may mean that you have insulin resistance. Dr. oz says to lower your blood sugar you should add lemon juice to your diet.

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