Coenzyme Q10 -- also called ubiquinone, which means "occurring everywhere" -- plays an important role in the manufacture of ATP, the fuel that runs cellular processes. Though it is present in every cell in your body, it is especially concentrated in the very active cells of your heart. Depriving the heart of CoQ10 is like removing a spark plug from your engine -- it just won't work. Low levels of CoQ10 are implicated in virtually all cardiovascular diseases, including angina, hypertension, cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.
And using statins to lower your risk of heartdisease only aggravates the problem. Statins destroy Co-Q10. So if you are using statins and don't dare to stop, you really have to take extra C0-Q10.
Get your proteins from legumes (beans and peas), grains, fish and very lean chicken (no skin), but not to the exclusion of meat.Best to make your meat well marbled. And if your chicken was free range and able to pick up a lot of greens, you can eat the fatty skins too. The myth of the bad saturated fats originates with, among others Ancel Keyes, who was to eager to make a causal connection where only a concurrent event was evident. However it is true that meat from grainfed cattle and pasteurized dairy will produce free radicals in your system, which are pre-cursors to a lot of health problems, cardiovascular and other..
Your meat should always come from pastured catlle, swine and chickens.
Adequate doses of vitamin A, C, D, and E will go a long way to fight that.
However anyone who wants to take a stab at reversing his/her heart problems, not just making them endurable, has to take a bit more rigorous course of action.
Most of these you will get one way or another from a normal balanced diet.
It is the lysine, methionine and trytophan that you have to pay special attention to.
Lysine is abundantly present in legumes (beans, peas), and also in oats.
Methionine is found in grains, rice, fish, and also to lesser extent, in peppers, spinach,sesame seeds, brazil nuts.
Tryptophan is abyndantly present in a variety of nuts, barley, brown rice and soybeans.
So a good recipe is : Rice and beans (maybe you want to make it a chili; taco with beans; pasta and beans; Boston baked beans and brown bread.
Reversing Heart Disease involves more than just diet. It revolves around a completely different life style. It's really a matter of whether you really want to live a bit longer and preferably painless and whether you want to make the commitment.
The "reversal" diet is a whole foods diet with a fair bit of complex carbohydrates, low in simple carbohydrates (e.g. sugar, concentrated sweeteners, alcohol, white flour), and very low in pufa's. (polunsaturated fats).
Lots of fruits, vegetables, moderately grains, and beans (use soy-based foods sparingly or stay away from them completely, since they appear to wreak havoc with your thyroid) supplemented by very limited amounts of dairy and eggs . Make dairy yogurt and cheese. Patients with high triglycerides and/or diabetes are especially encouraged to limit their intake of simple sugars and alcohol.
As a rule of thumb, try to include foods in your diet avoiding as much as possible polyunsaturated fat and sugar.
With regards to the grains, it is becoming more and more evident that a healthy diet should contain as little wheat products as possible. That includes whole grain, bran etc. There is a reason why so many people have a gluten allergy. Whenever a large section of the population is allergic to something, the rest of us should take note !!.
The "prevention" diet .
There are other good reasons for changing diet, such as losing weight, reducing your risk of obesity, and many forms of cancer and other chronic diseases. If not, then you can begin making moderate changes -- eat good fat and don't worry too much about cholesterol, but do exercise.I wiil raise your HDL. If that is enough to bring your cholesterol values into this range, then that may be all you need to do. If not, progressively reduce your intake of carbs until you achieve these values or until you are on the reversal diet.
Again!! Fat does not seem to be the villain it has been portrayed to be.
People get fat on Carbohydrates, not on Fat.
Our body is for a very large part fat.i.e. saturated fat as well as monounsaturated fat
One of the healthiest saturated fats is probably coconut butter.
"Coconut oil is unique in its ability to prevent weight-gain or cure obesity, by stimulating metabolism. It is quickly metabolized, and functions in some ways as an antioxidant." (dr.Ray Peat)
And as prof. dr. Richard Feinman states : markers for CardioVascular Disease (CVD) decrease when saturated fat intake rises, and increase when intake of Carbohydrates rise. You can check Here
"There is a sense that, in the absence of definitive evidence, lowering saturated fat will at least do no harm. This is not right. The problem for people with diabetes is what happens when saturated fat is replaced with carbohydrate, and research has repeatedly shown that this may actually be harmful. Consider that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during the onset of the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes, almost all of the increase in calories in the American diet has been due to carbohydrate." (dr Feinman)
"One of the most striking reasons to doubt the across-the-board proscriptions against saturated fat is the report from the large scale Framingham study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, titled “Inverse association of dietary fat with development of ischemic stroke in men.” You read that right: The more saturated fat in the diet, the lower the incidence of stroke. " (dr.Feinman)