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June 18, 2008, last updated July 19, 2013
By: Susan M. Callahan, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

[Health and fitness articles are reviewed by our Editorial Board, which
includes medical and certified fitness professionals]

Okay. You've heard all the advise. You've seen a thousand
oatmeal commercials on TV. But you want to know what really
is the ideal breakfast to prevent heart disease?

We've scoured all the available research on foods that impact
the determinants for heart disease.  And What are the best
determinants for heart disease? The first one may surprise
you-- your waist line.

It turns out that the size of your waist size is the single best
predictor of whether you will develop heart disease. Better
than cholesterol count, better than age, gender, race.  The
second best predictor?
Inflammation. The amount of
inflammation you have in your arteries is the second best
overall predictor of whether you will develop heart disease. Th
test for this predictor is the amount of C-reactive protein you
have in your system.

So, armed with the facts rather than the myths of heart
prevention, we set out to construct a breakfast that will
reduce
your waist size and your levels of C-reactive protein.

The breakfast foods we recommend are drawn from the DASH
diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) endorsed by
the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the ideal eating plan for
all Americans, not just those who want to reduce their risk of
high blood pressure and heart disease.

Best Breakfast Foods for a Healthy Heart



























1. Salmon.  The countries with the lowest rates of heart
disease also have the highest rate of fish consumption. The
Okinawans of Okinawa, Japan are consistently among the
longest-living people on earth. Their diet is vegetable and
fish-based. Remember that back in 1977, scientists discovered
that Eskimos, who ate seemingly fatty diets of whale and
blubber also had surprisingly low rates of heart disease.  The
secret we now know is in the
omega-3s in the fish.  

Salmon and other oily fish such as sardines are loaded with
omega-3 essential oils. Omega-3s are the single best food to
eat to lower the levels of C-reactive protein in your body.

So, we recommend salmon (best is broiled, but you can also
use lox, look for low-salt varieties) as a part of your breakfast
for heart healthy breakfast.  

2.
Oatmeal. Okay,we know you've heard it before that oatmeal
reduces cholesterol. But did you know that if you top the
oatmeal with cinnamon that you will also reduce your blood
sugar. Studies show that people who eat
cinnamon over a
six-week period lowered their blood sugar and that it
continued to drop after that.  Controlling your blood sugar
reduces your risk for developing diabetes and heart disease.
For those of you who like a butter spread with your oatmeal,
top it with one of the omega-3 spreads such as Promise or
Olivio.

3.
Tea with cinnamon. Tea lowers the levels of C-reactive
protein and the cinnamon lowers your risk of diabetes, which is
itself a risk factor for heart disease.

4.
Egg whites. The yellow yolk has cholesterol. But the white
sin eggs are loaded with pure, nearly cholesterol-free protein.
The protein also keeps you feeling fuller longer, which gives
you a better chance at achieving your ideal waist size.

5.
Walnuts. Walnuts are a miracle food. They are a superfood
for heart health.  They have omega-3s. They also have a
wonderful effect on the heart, lowering the levels of C-reactive
protein and acting like a pipe-cleaner in your arteries, reducing
levels of cholesterol.  Sprinkle some over your oatmeal and in
your salads at lunch.

6.
Quinoa. This is a 5000-year old grain from South America.
It's not well known yet but it's high in fiber, so it lowers
cholesterol, and it is a complete protein like soy, so it will keep
you feeling fuller longer in the day. On the days when you just
can't eat another bowl of oatmeal, try a bowl of quinoa and
add some blueberries, strawberries or walnuts on top. They are
anti-oxidants so they will lower the overall amount of
inflammation in your body.

[
Health and fitness articles are reviewed by our Editorial Board,
which includes
Registered Nurses and other Certified Fitness
and health professionals.
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