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Coronary Essay

594 words - 3 pages

Medina Kuljuhovic
Condition Diet
Coronary Disease
Coronary disease is the number one killer in America. Coronary disease is basically dealing with the heart and its arteries. Coronary disease is a result of plaque (cholesterol) buildup in arteries, which blocks the blood flow and rises the risk for heart attack and or stroke. When the plaque builds up it may result in the heart being starved of oxygen and the nutrients that it needs. Without oxygen to the heart and without the vital nutrients that the heart needs, it is dangerous because without those things it won’t be able to pump properly and perform its duties. From a young age, cholesterol plaque can start to build up in the blood vessel walls. Starting early at age 10! As you are growing up the plaque builds up and up raising the risks of heart attacks and blood clots. Over time coronary disease can weaken the heart ...view middle of the document...

Some dietary considerations are consume less of fatty meat and more lean cut meat. Eat more whole grains,breads and pasta, brown rice and whole grain bagels or whole grain biscuits. Stay away from “junk” food such as, potato chips and fast foods. Also foods high in cholesterol should be avoided because thats the main cause of the plaque that builds up in the arteries. Lifestyles in early childhood affect the lifestyle and health conditions of adulthood. Not only changing the way you eat but exercising regularly and maintain a positive attitude can change your condition of the disease.

5 day diet plan:
1)
Breakfast: Oatmeal (lowers cholesterol)
Lunch: ½ cup of vegetables, 1 whole baked chicken breast (baking is healthier than frying)
Dinner: 1 bowl of whole grain pasta with turkey or chicken breast (whole grain is healthier)
Snacks: Banana
Liquids: 1 or 2 liters of water
2)
Breakfast: Honey Nut Cheerios (proven to lower cholesterol) with fat-free milk
Lunch: 1 whole grilled cheese (wheat bread) and ½ or 1 whole sweet potato
Dinner: 2 Tilapia pisces, ½ cup of lowfat hashbrowns
Snacks: Apple
Liquids: 1 or 2 liters of water
3)
Breakfast: Fresh fruit salad
Lunch: Tuna casserole (tuna isn’t a high cholesterol meat) (Omega 3 fatty acid)
Dinner: Low sodium hamburger/turkey burger/veggie burger and ½ mixed vegetables
Snacks: Carrots with low fat ranch (if you want ranch)
Liquids: 1 or 2 liters of water
4)
Breakfast: Oatmeal, fresh fruit or cereal
Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad (good source of vegetables and lean chicken breast)
Dinner: 3 ounces of Roast beef, ½ green bean casserole
Snacks: Strawberry or Banana dried flakes
Liquids: 1 or 2 liters of water
5)
Breakfast:
Lunch: 1 bowl or dish of lasagna with meat
Dinner: Salmon and a baked potato (Omega 3 fatty acid)
Snacks: Grapes
Liquids: 1 or 2 liters of water
***Basically eliminate or “limit” the intake of red meat, fast food, junk food, processed foods***
REFERENCES:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad/treatment.html
Nutrition textbook

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