Even middle-aged women can keep their hearts healthy by eating vegetables
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Two recent surveys show that even middle-aged people can reduce their intake of meat, especially green leafy vegetables and other vegetables, to prevent heart attacks and other heart diseases.
After menopause, the risk of heart disease in women increases and if women get into the habit of eating vegetables at this age, it can help a lot in keeping the heart strong and healthy.
That’s why American cardiologists place extraordinary emphasis on the inclusion of fruits and vegetables in the diet. These include whole grains, vegetables, nuts, pulses and other commodities. However, it is advisable to avoid saturated fats, red meat and sugary drinks and foods.
Uni Choi, a professor at the Minnesota School of Public Health, recruited 4,946 people between the ages of 18 and 30. At that time, all the people were away from heart disease and 54% of them were white and black women. The survey was conducted from 1985 to 2015 and included a variety of tests. Details of food and drink were also sought from the participants.
The survey found that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease by up to 52% compared to other people.
Another study, which lasted 20 years, found that eating vegetables could reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 15%. The study was conducted at Brown University. It also looked at bad cholesterol, but only included women who had gone through senescence. The study was conducted by Dr. Simon Live and involved 123,000 women.