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Old 06-08-2019, 07:49 AM   #4
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Re: Chest Pain when walking -- Help

Hi Ashley9045,

Being that you are into aerobic exercising you might also be into eating lots of animal protein with the idea of building muscle and losing weight.

If that's the case you may be getting too much saturated fat in your diet. Whatever type of fat you're getting in your diet will be used in the production of new cells. Not only does animal protein promote a faster turnover of cells but the saturated fat that comes with it will change the cells functional integrity. Lots of saturated fat used in cell construction will make the cells less fluid or less flexible.

I don't know how you eat but if this is the case, try eating less animal protein, especially protein that contains a lot of saturated fat. Instead you might try replacing it with some vegetarian meals and vegetable protein. Beans may be a good substitute for nitroglycerin because beans will help the body to produce nitric oxide. With beans you can accomplish two things at the same time: 1) you replace some of the excess animal fat and 2) you get some plant protein that will promote the production of nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide regulates important cell functions, healthy blood flow and blood pressure. Also, it will help to maintain the endothelium lining of your blood vessels. It's a super thin lining that can be easily destroyed with the wrong diet. But when maintained properly, it has been compared to Teflon because nothing will stick to it.

In addition to this, it would help to eat plenty of fresh fruit, a wide variety of non-starchy vegetables including dark green leafy vegetables, legumes as mentioned, nuts and seeds etc.

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