In “Super Size Me,” Morgan Spurlock proved that eating nothing but fast food for a month is disheartening (he became despondent, his cholesterol rose 65 points and he had heart palpitations) and inflating (he gained 24 pounds).
What he didn’t know was that even one fast-food meal – just ONE – damages your arteries. If you slam a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, plus hash browns, your arteries become 24 percent less dilated (more tight and stiff). That’s a trigger for restricted blood flow, lack of energy and impotence.
So instead, try this healthier alternative
1. Start with a high-fiber breakfast. Women: Aim for 30 grams of fiber a day. Men: 30 to 40 grams. Gals reduce their risk of breast cancer, and everyone lowers LDL cholesterol, eases gastro upset and cuts the risk of diabetes by about 61 percent.
2. For lunch, opt for walnuts, salmon and vegetables cooked in olive oil (loaded with omega-3s and omega-9s, both healthy fats). Your arteries relax and blood pressure goes down – that’s heart healthy.
3. Have plenty of protein, spread out in three meals and two snacks. You need about 66 grams a day if you weigh 165 pounds. Sources: beans and nuts (they have 16 to 18 grams per cup) skinless poultry, and fish – particularly omega-3-rich salmon and trout.
Source: The Alternative Daily
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