Will Your Favorite Soda Give You a Heart Attack?

Elderly person with nurseAbout 48% of Americans consume carbonated beverages with an average intake of 2.6 glasses a day, according to a Gallup poll.  But did they know that their favorite soda pop could also be contributing to their heart failure?  “Carbonated beverages, or sodas, have frequently been demonstrated to increase the risk of metabolic syndrome and CVD, such as subclinical cardiac remodeling and stroke,” said Keijiro Saku, dean and professor of cardiology at Fukuoka University in Japan.  Consumers of diet sodas are not exempt from the dangers of this sinful sweetness.  Another study that was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting revealed that older women who consumed two or more cups of diet soda a day increased their chances of a heart attack by 30%.  No one is 100% exempt from heart attacks, but your lifestyle habits may be indicators of risk.  A-1 Home Care in Orange County offers tips for healthier alternatives.

Sweet Alternatives for the Heart

Researchers are not saying you need to quit soda cold-turkey, but limiting your soda consumption to once a week will greatly reduce your chances of a heart attack or stroke.  You can try other delicious alternatives, such as green tea, black tea, fruit or vegetable juice, cocoa, coffee, or mineral water.  Those who already had a heart attack are more likely to get a stroke than those who have never experienced congestive heart failure.  A-1 Home Care in Orange County provides short-term and long-term 24 hour heart attack care for seniors in the comfort of their own home.  Caregiver assistance with activities of daily living greatly relieves family caregivers who can then enjoy quality time with their loved ones.

Affordable 24-Hour Care in Orange County

Are you looking for convenient in-home care that’s quality, affordable and local?  Look no further than A-1 Home Care, a non-medical home care agency that serves all of Orange County, including cities like Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Villa Park, Fullerton, Laguna Beach, and Corona del Mar.  A-1 Home Care offers easy financing options with reasonable payment plan and terms; we also accept Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers like CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance and Penn Treaty.  We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  When other agencies are closed on major holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas, we stay open and make ourselves available to meet your needs.

For reliable Heart Attack Care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.a-1homecare.com for more information.

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