Wouldn't you be lost without your heart? What can you do to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke? There are some simple steps that you can take to help ensure that you have a healthy cardiovascular system.
A healthy balanced diet should provide you with the nutrients required to keep cholesterol levels in check, blood pressure balanced, and the arteries clear. Exercise is important as it will help keep the blood flowing, sleep is crucial to keep inflammation under control-a major contribution to heart disease. Stress is also a contributor to developing high blood pressure so keep on eye on this area of your life.
Nutrients for heart health include Arginine, Lecithin, Vitamins C, E and K, Omega 3 essential fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, and CoQ10. Arginine is needed for healthy blood flow. CoQ10 can reduce the build-up of plaque in the blood vessels, reduce LDL cholesterol production, and improve energy levels. CoQ10 can also reduce the side effects associated with taking statins which can include muscle pain and tiredness.
Healthy heart food includes a variety of wholegrains, green leafy vegetables, beetroot, pomegranate, brown rice, almonds, chia seeds, pulses, lentils, molasses, citrus fruits, apricots, butterbeans, parsley, rosehip, and tomatoes. Turkey, chicken, pumpkin seeds, soya beans, and dairy products are sources of arginine. Other foods to include are cayenne pepper, hawthorn tea, white tea, and garlic.
A supplement called Revive Active contains a good variety of important nutrients for heart health including 150mg of CoQ10. Not only is it super effective at protecting you from cardiovascular disease but it improves energy levels and supports immunity too. My dad has been using Revive Active for several years now. His main objective is to improve cardiovascular health, his arteries are severely blocked, and because he is not a candidate for bypass he wanted something to at least try to keep his heart healthy.
I believe that Revive Active has played an important part in preventing the blockages in the arteries from getting worse, if anything on his last test there was a slight improvement in the blockages which is great. At 82 he has fantastic energy and has a healthy immune system and long may that last.
Look after your heart you'd be lost without it!