If you love getting up in the morning because you can’t wait to start the day, we hate to tell you this: You have a higher risk a heart attack in the morning than any other time of the day.
This spike is bad for your heart! After all, cortisol is high, the built up plaque in your arteries is more likely to rupture and block the flow of blood to your heart.
Luckily, you can use this information to your advantage by turning your morning routine into the best time to protect your heart.
Do these three things EVERY morning to cut your heart attack risk
When you skip breakfast you “tend to make up for lost calories later in the day with disgusting, fat-laden meals that trigger inflammation and clog up arteries with cholesterol gunk,” explains Nutrition & Healing’s natural health specialist, Dr Jonathan Wright.
That’s because a protein known as KLF15, “plays a role in the regulation of the heart's electrical activity. Levels of this protein change throughout the day like clockwork to allow substances to enter and leave cells in the heart in order to maintain a normal heartbeat.” Since your KLF15 levels drop during the night, taking slow-release blood pressure medications in the morning makes a lot of sense.
#3: Have a cup of coffee: Recently, Circulation published a study that found drinking two cups of coffee a day lowers your risk of developing a heart attack by 11%, reports ahealthiermichigan.org.
So there you have it – use your heart’s danger time to cut your heart attack risk by more than 25%.