There is no single cause for heart attack, but there are numerous risk factors that might increase your chance of developing it. Some of those factors are under your control and you can change them to avoid the risk of heart attack. However, some factors are non-modifiable.
The modifiable risk factors include consumption of fatty foods and diets high in sodium, obesity, high serum cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking, depression, social isolation and a lack of physical activity. The risk factors which are not under your control include a family history of heart disease, diabetes, increasing age and gender (males are more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases than females).
You can reduce your overall risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by making healthy changes to your lifestyle. Make sure that you regularly consume a heart-friendly, balanced diet comprising of lean meats, vegetables, fruits, pulses, legumes, nuts, seeds and cereals. Avoid smoking and drink alcohol in moderation.
It also makes a good idea to regularly use a supplement that helps maintain the health of your cardiovascular system. Natures Aid Fish Oil 1000mg (Omega-3) is a popular brand on the market that supplements your diet with the important omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA which are found in many oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout etc. These omega-3 nutrients help maintain healthy arteries and blood circulation. They support healthy heart and keep serum cholesterol levels in check. Moreover, they keep your joints flexible, supple and healthy. Take 1-3 capsules per day.