Throw This Out of Your Medicine Cabinet -- Now
I've never heeded the advice to take a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart attack. It didn't make sense to me. Aspirin thins your blood. Why would my blood need thinning if I'm healthy? It seemed like an ass-backward approach to good heart health.
A new study published in England confirms my suspicions. The only thing aspirin does for a healthy person is increase the chance of internal bleeding. The British researchers recommend taking aspirin only if "you are at a high risk of heart disease due to obesity, stress, lifestyle, or family history."
One of the best things you can do to lower your risk of a heart attack -- and other coronary diseases -- is to eat more foods containing healthy omega-3, 6 and 9 fats.
Aim for 1 gram per day from sources like wild salmon (not farm raised) and grass-fed beef (not grain fed). You can also take a high-quality fish oil supplement.