Heart disease is now the number one health problem facing Americans, especially women. According to the September 26, 2011 issue of Woman's World Magazine, this is due mainly due to struggles with cholesterol, weight and blood pressure. New research by doctors and scientists focused primarily on this health issue has uncovered some things you can do to cut your heart attack risk by 61 percent or more.

Trim Ab Flab With Fiber

Dr. Arthur Agatston, M.D., cardiologist at the University of Miami School of Medicine and author of The Arthurbooks South Beach Diet book series, says that by flattening your tummy, you can cut your heart disease risk by as much as 50 percent.  According to Woman's World Magazine, a new study suggests that adding 10 grams of soluble fiber to your daily diet, can help you burn eight pounds of fat from your belly per year! The soluble fiber soaks up fat in the intestines before it can reach your tummy where it increases your risk of heart disease by causing inflammation which clogs your arteries.

You can do this by eating 3 cups of fruit and vegetables and 1 cups of beans daily to get to the 10 gram goal, say Woman's World Magazine.  You can also add fiber supplements like Metamucil, Benefiber or Citrucel to take care of at least 6 grams of soluble fiber in one gulp.

Quit Smoking An Easy Way

Most of us know smoking is bad for our healthy. However, cutting smoking out of your life can cut your heart disease risk by 60 percent. Try joining a support group to make the transition easier.

Tame Triglycerides by Eating Eggs

Having eggs for breakfast could help lower your risk of heart attacks by at least 20 percent in 2 days.  The egg yolk contains good fat that help reduce the artery clogging triglycerides. According to Dr. Molly Bray, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama, when you eat fat first thing in the morning it triggers your body to burn all types of food, this way the triglycerides never spike.

Lower Your Blood Pressure By Wear Warm Clothes

According to Woman's World Magazine, research done by French researchers conclude that when it's cold the body attempts to prevent heat loss by tightening up the blood vessels. By simply wearing the right weather-appropriate clothing and staying warm, you could cut your risk of heart attack by 50 percent according to the French.

Strengthen Your Heart With Yoga

A study performed by Brown University scientists says that "Yoga boosts your heart rate, gets your muscles moving and helps your blood circulate more effectively."  Doing yoga just 2o minutes a day cuts your heart disease and heart attack risk by 35 percent claims Brown University Scientists.

Load Up On Natural Foods

Eating an abundance of fruit and veggies could cut your risk of heart attacks by 50 percent. So load up on those fruit and veggies.

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Woman's World Magazine, September 26, 2011