Eating Korean BBQ For Your Heart Health

We told you about a good way to get your CoQ10 and that it’s important for heart health – but we can look at populations and see that those who get CoQ10 have a very low rate of Western-style heart disease like high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

For instance, take the Masai tribe in Kenya. I’d always wanted to meet the Masai, but during my first trip to Africa when I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, I didn’t spend as much time with them as I would have liked.

So, I made it a point to go back and meet with them again. This time, I took the time needed to study their culture and diet first-hand.

What I discovered is they eat nothing but grass-fed red meat and drink mostly raw milk. They eat no vegetables and almost no grains.

The result?

They have virtually no cases of heart disease whatsoever. And everyone I came across was lean and strong (tell any mainstream medical doctor that’s your diet and they’ll tell you you’re a heart attack waiting to happen).

OK, you might be thinking, but that’s impossible to achieve in the Western world.

Not so fast.

Another population I’d like to share with you, the South Koreans, are quite developed. They’re modern in every way you’d think but they’ve preserved traditional elements of their diet.

They eat lots of organ meat, red meat, pork and beef.

Everyone loves Korean ribs. It’s traditional cuisine.

And they have some of the lowest rates of heart disease in the world with just 26 out of every 100,000 deaths attributed to the disease.1

Compare that with the U.S. where 1 in every 4 deaths is a result of heart disease. That’s 647,000 Americans each year.2

But here’s where it gets even more interesting…

Did you know South Koreans smoke twice as much as Americans, eat more red meat, drink more liquor and exercise less?

While I’d never recommend indulging too much in these unhealthy habits, it is worth understanding how it is they experience such low rates of cardiovascular disease.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD, CNS