Ever year in US, more than 610,000 people die of heart disease.
This is a whopping 1 in every 4 deaths.
Well, recently two studies tell us that eating less meat and drinking more coffee reduces risk of heart failure.
Heart failure is simply a condition when you heart stops pumping blood.
It doesn’t completely stops pumping, instead, is unable to pump as much blood as your body needs.
As a result of this, very low oxygen and other essential nutrients are delivered to your body.
This leads to death!
Kyla Lara, along with her team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York conducted an in-depth analysis on the diet and heart health condition of more than 15,000 people.
These individuals were over the age of 45.
The interesting findings from their research was that the individuals who were previously diagnosed with heart disease or heart failure were 28 percent less likely to be subsequently hospitalized for heart failure if they ate a healthy diet consisting of vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish and fruits as compared to people who ate processed food and meat in excess.
These finding were today presented at a meeting of American Heart Association in Anaheim, California.
Lara says, “People who eat more plant-based foods eat less processed foods and therefore have less sodium intake, which has been shown to increase risk for high blood pressure and heart failure.”
The Caffeine Magic
During the meeting, it was also said that drinking coffee is also associated at a lower risk of heart failure.
Laura Stevens at University of Colorado and her team, who analyzed more than 17,000 aged 44 and older, also found that coffee-drinkers developed 7 percent lower risk of developing heart failure for every cup of coffee that they consume per week as compared to non-coffee drinkers.
However, Stevens say, “We don’t yet know if it is the coffee intake itself or another behavior that might go along with it.”
Overall, these finding that are supported by two authentic studies does concludes that drinking coffee significantly reduces the risk of heart failure.