What Everyone Ought to Know About Coffee and Heart Attacks
Recently, my friend approached me after his father had passed away from a heart attack.
His daughter is getting married this summer and he wants to stick around for a long time.
My friend wanted to know how he could avoid the same fate as his dad.
If this story sounds familiar, keep reading… Because what I shared shocked him.
I told him that most of the heart attack risk factors are entirely preventable. He did not have to become a statistic.
I shared with him my comprehensive heart attack prevention and recovery plan, which inspired me to create this course.
He also asked me specifically about coffee. Can he still drink it?
Yes, a board certified cardiologist recommended that he could keep drinking coffee, albeit the right kind. Find out more about heart healthy coffee here.
Besides drinking good quality coffee that is toxin, heavy metal, mold and pesticide free like my favorite Cardiology Coffee, here are 3 other ways to support a healthy heart and reduce heart attacks while enjoying your morning brew safely.
- Avoid adding sugar. I drink my coffee black and highly recommend this. Epidemiologic studies have documented that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease. If you must add something to your coffee, check out our article on 7 Ways to Boost Your Wellness in Your Daily Joe.
- Avoid caffeine late in the day. Consider abstaining from coffee in the late afternoon and evening, as it may impair the quality of your sleep. Shorter sleeping times as well as fragmented sleep are linked to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. If you struggle with sleep see our post on "Natural Ways to Fall Asleep Fast".
- Create habits that combat stress. There's a link between people who experience high amounts of stress over long periods and heart disease. Implement simple lifestyle routines that help you minimize stress and increase your enjoyment of life. Slowing down and performing relaxation exercises or breathing techniques, such as those used in yoga, is helpful. Letting go of worries and spending more time with family and friends can also contribute to a healthier, more low-stress lifestyle. What better way to do this than enjoying coffee together?
If you want to learn more about supporting your heart and preventing heart attacks, schedule a free consultation with one of my health coaches here to determine if this course or one of our other resources is the best fit for you.
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