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Nigerian Foods that Fights Heart Attack.

January 22, 2013
Chy Anegbu

Heart attack or heart disease can actually be prevented, controlled or completely eliminated by proper dieting and exercise – Dr Chauncey W. Crandall

The bulk of what you will be reading here are opinions of Dr Chauncey W. Crandall, a distinguished Cardiologist that has over 40000 heart surgeries to his belt. He also is chief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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heart attack foods

We are looking at Nigerian foods that fight heart disease; it has been proven statistically that over 50 percent of the world population does not have a perfectly healthy hearts, the worst case of an unhealthy heart eventually results to heart attack or even instant death.

This proves that you can have a sick heart without knowing it and you can also have a sick heart for a very long time. The advice is usually to see a doctor if you notice any dissimilar internal reaction.

However, I learned a long time ago that prevention is better than cure – a Nigerian adage.

According to Dr Chauncey W. Crandall, the major causes of heart diseases are fat and sugar; there…I said it.

While it may seem impossible to eliminate these two elements from our daily meals, the reason for this article is to proffer an easy way around them. I hope to inspire you to make conscious effort to supplement these elements in certain possible cases with its harmless alternatives.

I am going to list some of the foods or food items that should be eliminated from our daily diets and also go ahead to proffer a healthier alternative, since this alternative actually reduces the risk our heart diseases and attacks, one can actually say that they aid in fighting heart diseases

Nigerian foods that fights heart attack

These alternative Nigerian foods help in fighting heart diseases or heart attack.

For starters, I would strongly suggest that you go easy on canned, processed foods, instead of using canned/sachet tomatoes try just the fresh ones, it may be a little expensive but the benefits out-weighs any money you can possibly spend.

Fried foods and soft drinks should also be less in your daily diet.

I have since stopped using sugar and switched over to honey, even when I use honey, I use it sparingly. While we cannot completely eliminate sugar from our diet because they are even contained in simple foods like rice, cassava and yam, the idea is to go easy on these foods.

Instead of eba/fufu or semo, try unrefined wheat; whole grains fights heart disease. They includes: Whole wheat, Whole oats/oatmeal, Whole-grain corn, Popcorn, Brown rice, Whole-grain barley, Bulgur (cracked wheat), Millet, Quinoa, Sorghum.

Animal fat is not just dangerous, it should be avoided at all cost, be sure to always wash your meats properly with hot water, removing every sagging fat, avoid butters and margarine with high fat content.

Another important point raised by Dr Chauncey W. Crandall is the level of your good cholesterol against the bad cholesterol, according to him; the level of your bad cholesterol against goods cholesterol can play a vital role in the state of your heart.

According to him, proper exercise and good dieting helps to raise your good cholesterol level while diminishing the bad cholesterol level.

He highly advised against smoking and suggested that you try fish and chicken instead of red meat. Fishes contains omega 3 which is responsible for fighting heart diseases. I am talking about fresh or frozen fishes; sometimes the roasted, smoked fishes are not so good.

Lastly, you should also take time to rest after a very busy day and also cultivate the habit of exercising regularly. Proper rest and exercise plays a vital role in the state of the heart and even body cells.

Eat lots of fruits, nuts, endeavor to supplement a meal with a plate of Fruit-Salads, try replacing some starchy foods with legumes (all beans species), unripe plantain recipes. I made this delicious meal recently, if you add vegetables, it becomes really healthy. And you should try something like this occasionally instead of the usual eba and soup.

plantain-porridge

I have been able to list some of the foods that cause heart attack, and how to prevent, control and ultimately eliminate heart attack by eating the right Nigerian foods. I would like to hear your thought.

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69 Comments

Bukola
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Nice tips…tnx

June 23, 2014
Betty
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Tks, it’s educative, God bless

October 27, 2017
Pamila
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Thanks chy for this wonderful article, I believe everything you have said I really, I have been trying adjust what I give to my family, I am definitely going to try harder. Thanks. You are doing a wonderful job.

June 23, 2014
Chinyere
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Yes o, we really need to take care of our hearts and our body, the white people know so much about all of these and we should also start learning about them so we don’t get taken unaware. thanks for the wonderful work you are doing.

June 23, 2014
chioma
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Chy, thank you for the good things you are doing, I wish you God’s wisdom and more grace to your elbow.
I will try as much as I could to give my family the right food. But the canned tomatoes I use it whenever I want to make my stew or Jollof rice. From now, no more canned tomatoes.

June 23, 2014
Chy Anegbu
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Chomy, That’s the spirit, let’s try as much as we can to use fresh foods and ingredients as long as you can find them, thanks for commenting.

June 24, 2014
Babe kosi
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Thank’s, really this is wonderful .We nigerian’s really need this.
You are doing great, thank you very much

June 24, 2014
Favour
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Wonderful Chy thanks a lot I will work hard now to see to all this. Thanks and kudos

June 25, 2014
ogechi
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chy, kudos t you. ur indeed doing a great and wonderful job.am going to try as much as possible to follow all diz listed for a healthy heart….mor wizdom…..

June 28, 2014
malachy
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Good expose`. Keep the flag the flying.

July 8, 2014
malachy
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You have really been doing a wonderful job. We take sugary substance a lot in my household and now know the danger it poses to the heart.

July 8, 2014
onyi nwachukwu
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well said. gracias

July 21, 2014
Amaka
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You’ve done a great job in enlightening us. Thanks a bunch Chy. Now,I’ll have to watch what I eat. I love my heart so much.

July 26, 2014
Uwem
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Well said Chy! Thanks! I would like to suggest dat u add more of d bean meals n plantain meals to d list of african dishes u share wit us…it would go a long way…thank u

July 28, 2014
Ada
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Great job! Our heart sure deserves to be treated well.

August 18, 2014
Princess Ann
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I love it !
Thanks so much to your wonderfu healthy food ingredients…I really enjoying it.
More Power !
Princess Ann

August 21, 2014
Rosy
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wisdom is d key. tnks dearie for dat exposure. I will do my best to Kip my family healthy by taken d right meals. I Hv been trying to reply ur mail but it’s not delivered. which is your exact email add. I’ve tried chy@allnigeria.com, peace@total-facts-about-nigeria, total-facts-about-nigeria.com…but was told d domain or recipient add is incorrect… tnks hop to hearing from u

August 25, 2014
Chy Anegbu
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Thanks for your comment Rosy. My email is chy@allnigerianfoods.com
thanks

August 25, 2014
Eze Ernest
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It is a great job you have been doing. more effort to your elbow. May God almighty strengthen you.

September 8, 2014
chioma,
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Nice one,pls what about oil,beans,riped plaintain is it good for d heart?

October 15, 2014
Prisca
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Thank u so much for this healthy tips u have given me. I now no what to take and what to not take. U are indeed an aspiration. May u keep increasing in wisdom and knowledge. I will make sure to give my family healthy meals

November 3, 2017
Chy Anegbu
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Yeah! that’s the spirit.

November 8, 2017
Julie Amuka
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How do you know if you have bad cholesterol

November 17, 2014
Chy Anegbu
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Just ask your doctor dearie.

November 20, 2014
Ufumwen M-C
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Thanks so much for this wonderful advise.

December 29, 2020
Tabiti Hosea
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great piece. Thanks…I love this forum
Please keep it up!

November 18, 2014
Chy Anegbu
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OK, you are welcome to the kitchen.

November 20, 2014
Ogelola
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Nice article Chy. will try as much as possible to eat more of legumes, fruits and vegetables in place of carbohydrates. Welldone.

November 26, 2014
Adenuga Tajudeen.
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P/s I want u to assist us to know the foods that causes heart attack. Thanks.

December 1, 2014
Chy Anegbu
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Hello Adenuga, it is not that simple, I mean as per your request. If you read the article again and all the following comment, you will find were I listed some of the foods that cause heart attack. Thanks

December 3, 2014
Aghedo Laura
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Chy, tanx so much for this insight God bless u real good

February 26, 2015
Rita
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thanks for d writeup. am having problems with my heart. I think d food am eating. thank I have to stop it. pls what type of exercise should start with. pls reply me. yelp save a soul

March 4, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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Hello Rita, thanks for commenting, I advice you see a doctor as this are just written based on common sense and tips I picked from my favorite heart doctor.

March 5, 2015
Ezinne
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Thank you for this information. May your ink never run dry!

March 11, 2015
Juliet
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A very nice tips indeed.
its well educating.

March 16, 2015
Safiya
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Nice tips.. keep it up Ma

March 26, 2015
shola
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weldone chy, thanks alot.

June 8, 2015
Gladys Oparaocha
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Chy, your advice is wonderful. You are doing a great job. Kudos to you.

July 8, 2015
esterowo
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Thks 4 d advice, it will help me keep my family & people around healthy. You av surely made my day educative. thks

August 18, 2015
esther
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Nice one chy God bless u. So much for opening my eye to dis becos health is very lmportant.

August 24, 2015
Doris
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Nice one Chy! Please which wheat is unrefined? I really need a better alternative to eba,fufu, semo and the rest. Thanks, good job you’re doing.

August 31, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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I suppose all of them are unrefined.

September 1, 2015
valery
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thank you so much for sharing with us …………………..and above all i feel like am in nigeria already wen am just in zimbabwe.i love nigerian food especially jollof rice n okra(draw) soup.looking forward to learning more……………..

September 17, 2015
ollybabe
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Well written; more grease to ur elbow. I am a nutritionist and I work with an H.M,O. Fat and sugar should b consumed for just 5 percent on a daily basis

October 5, 2015
Tochukwu
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Quite revealing,I have benefited a lot from this site.

October 12, 2015
Cacaomah
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Knowledge is not only power but also health… Nice tips Chy

October 16, 2015
Zaynab
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Thanks ma’am, really learnt a lot from this article

October 19, 2015
Abigail Igwe
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Nice Tips Chy, for a long time now, i have been trying to control sugar and oil in most of my food, but i found it too hard, cos i love sugary things and also oily food. thanks for these tips, i will try and put them into practice.

October 19, 2015
Adenike
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Nice tips. I will try it

October 19, 2015
Tosin
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Thanks chy, am new here but I love u already. May ur ocean of wisdom never runs dry.

October 21, 2015
Alonge Olubunmi
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Hello Chy
Well done for all the good work you have been doing . I just don’t agree on the fact that we cannot use canned tomotoes . Awareness and education is what Africans need when it comes to our food , how to combine and get the various nutrient right. Our foods and vegetable is very rich but we seem to eat too much at one sitting and do we are less active. In my view if we can get the balance right
Our heart will be fine

October 26, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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ok, I can understand! lol

November 1, 2015
ifewulu Amara Dora
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Chy love this tip so much. Am always crazy when it comes to healthy eating. You do use joccy flavour to prepare zobo, is it not too articial and sugary(aspartame). Pls educate more on this particular flavour cos I do use plenty pineapple peels plus the juice to prepare mine.
Really appreciate your work nd the cookbook is quite commendable. Kudos

October 27, 2015
OSUNWA ELIZABETH
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GOD BLESS U MA..THIS IS JUST FOR ME!!!

October 30, 2015
Osemobor Odion
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Thank you very much. You published this article just for me. God bless you.

December 20, 2015
bethy
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Oh thanxalot for dis wonderful piece! So enlightening.

December 21, 2015
kella
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Great write up. Well said. We eat food because it’s oooh sooo delicious while neglecting our health. We don’t care to know about the benefits,we care more about how nice it taste and then we are good to go. I will work hard to follow this good reminder.kudos.thumb up to you.

February 15, 2016
jane
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is there any sweet deliciouse igbo recipes

February 27, 2016
Uche
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Unrefined wheat’ which one is this unrefined wheat? I buy wheat grains from dealers and they use grinding machine to grind it for me. There is this other one I buy in sealed sacs from supermarkets . Which of them is unrefined? I met someone few weeks ago. She told me in the cause of our discussion that wheat contains more sugar than fufu. That set me in an argument with her because we have always thought that wheat is most suitable for diabetics. P!ease what is your take on this. Thanks for the good works.

April 2, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Unrefined wheat is natural wheat. The one you buy and grind is unrefined and natural. As long as you don’t process it and remove the fibre content by grinding and sieving or processing into baking flour.

April 2, 2016
Elizabeth
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Wheat is not the best food for diabetes. It is even better for that person to take pounded yam than to take wheat. This is because the glycemic index in wheat is even higher than that in yam. Please do read more about glycemic index which measures the amount of sugar and the effect it has on humans and you will understand what I am talking about. Wheat also contains gluten in very high amount thus not suitable for all persons especially the aged and those suffering from autism. Please do your research on this wheat.

May 13, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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I quite agree dear, in recent time i have been reading so much about wheat and most say it is not really that healthy for diabetic patients.

May 19, 2016
Chinyere
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Wow!!!
What a day, I’ve learnt alot dear. God bless you

June 13, 2016
princess
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This is lovely… Do you do outdoor cooking?

September 1, 2016
Jenny
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Thanks so much, I love this recipe ?

September 6, 2016
Gloddex
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Nice one. Please keep d good work on

September 6, 2016
pat
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What a thoughtful and priceless brief, God bless you ma Sister

October 27, 2017
Amy
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Nice Job Chy, i really appreciate this.
Thanks

October 27, 2017
Susan
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Thanks Chi, quite insightful. More grace!

October 27, 2017

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