Entertainer Alien Huang Hong Sheng recently shocked everyone with the news of his sudden passing at the age of 36. According to media reports, Alien appeared to have fallen near the bathroom door, leading to sudden cardiac and pulmonary arrest. Alien began his career in 2002 and hosted programs like “100% Entertainment” and “Super Entertaining.” In addition to hosting, he had a diverse career, including releasing albums, starring in movies, managing a fashion brand, and writing columns. His career was on the rise, and he was known for his good health and exercise habits. He had even recently conquered Hehuan Mountain. However, the recent tragic news has left everyone in shock. After a forensic autopsy, it is suspected that the cause of his sudden passing was a cardiovascular disease.
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s 2019 statistics on the top ten causes of death, heart disease ranked second, and myocardial infarction is a leading cause of death. In recent years, myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases are not limited to the elderly but are increasingly affecting younger individuals. Therefore, doctors recommend maintaining a regular daily routine, getting enough sleep, avoiding staying up late, and incorporating the following three essential health foods into your diet to actively prevent cardiovascular diseases.
3 Effective Methods for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Nattokinase Prevents Arteriosclerosis
Nattokinase is a fermented soy product made by fermenting soybeans with Bacillus subtilis natto. Natto is rich in nutrients, with “nattokinase” being the most extensively researched. Nattokinase, as proven in experiments by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), is more effective than regular natto powder. Research shows that nattokinase can effectively prevent arteriosclerosis, dissolve blood clots, and prevent diseases such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, or stroke.
Red Yeast Rice Inhibits Cholesterol
The Compendium of Materia Medica of China records that red yeast rice has the effects of enhancing physical strength, aiding digestion, and promoting blood circulation. Red yeast rice fermented by red yeast contains various compounds such as monacolin K, among which “red yeast pigment” and “Monacolin K” are the best-known. Monacolin K is most thoroughly researched, and its primary beneficial function is to inhibit the synthesis of endogenous cholesterol, reducing cholesterol production in the body. To effectively inhibit cholesterol, research suggests that a daily intake of 13 mg of red yeast Monacolin K is optimal. Additionally, when consuming red yeast rice, it is recommended to combine it with coenzyme Q10 from the world’s largest producer to prevent and reduce cholesterol and other cardiovascular diseases.
High-Concentration Fish Oil for Cardiovascular Health
When it comes to cardiovascular health, the first thing that comes to mind is fish oil, which is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Scientific research has shown that fish oil has various benefits such as cardiovascular health, reducing triglycerides, anti-inflammation, clot inhibition, anti-depression, cholesterol reduction, prevention of dementia, and eye health. Among these, EPA and DHA offer the most significant benefits to the human body. Doctors recommend choosing fish oil with an Omega-3 concentration of 80% or higher to effectively protect cardiovascular health.
Doctors remind young people not to take their health for granted. In recent years, the age of stroke patients in Taiwan has been steadily decreasing. To reduce the risk of severe cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction, one can start with daily habits. This includes adjusting daily routines, consuming more fruits and vegetables, quitting smoking and alcohol, and maintaining health by taking a sufficient amount of safe and effective supplements. By doing so, you can reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and stay healthy.