Want to avoid coronary heart disease such as heart attack or stroke? So make sure you eat foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
This was revealed in a new medical study.
The study, published in the medical journal Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that a combination of green leafy vegetables, carrots, tomatoes, cereals, fruits, nuts, fatty fish and olive oil-based foods with anti-inflammatory effects Reduces the risk of
Research has shown that eating too much red meat and processed foods causes chronic inflammation in the body, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The study included 166,000 women and 44,000 men aged 24 to 30.
The study found that people who ate more red and processed meats, more sugary and junk foods had a 28 percent increased risk of stroke and a 46 percent increased risk of heart disease.
The researchers said the study was unique because it looked at the effects of combining 18 food groups rather than examining specific food groups.
The study by Harvard TH Chen School of Public Health in the United States found that anti-inflammatory foods include red meat, processed meats, refined foods, sweetened beverages and diet drinks.
In comparison, green leafy vegetables, dark yellow vegetables, papaya, cereals, tea and coffee reduce body inflammation, the researchers said.
The study also found a reduction in risk by adjusting for various factors such as blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases, multivitamin use and others.
The researchers said that the protective effects of these foods can also protect against other chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, depression, mental retardation and Alzheimer’s disease.
“We have to be careful when choosing our food,” he said.