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Reduce Your Cardiovascular Disease Risk . . . with These 3 Simple Ideas

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Heart Health

Your health is an investment – possibly the best investment you will ever make. If you invest in it now, you will see big returns in the future. If you don’t, it could cost you big time down the line!

Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death today, and it is up to you to take preventative measures to avoid being one of the government statistics later.

Cardiovascular disease is the western world’s biggest killer, yet Mother Nature provides three cardiovascular-assisting remedies that cost very little.

Here are 3 ‘Low-Cost’ Cardiovascular Support Nutrients . . .

1. Psyllium Husks

Psyllium HusksPsyllium husk is a great fibre product. Once consumed, it undergoes fermentation in the large intestine, yielding a broad range of heart-healthy benefits, most notably the control of appetite, blood sugar, and insulin.

A pooled analysis of 10 studies of dietary fibre intake in the U.S. and Europe found that each 10 grams/day increase in total dietary fibre was associated with a 14 percent decrease in the risk of coronary events, and a 24 pefavouritercent decrease in deaths from coronary heart disease.Psyllium husk is one of my  supplements because of its ability to help control blood glucose. Excess glucose in the bloodstream can become ‘oxidized’. This oxidation leads to a

Like a knife carving clay, AGE products scar arterial walls. The scarring results in plaque buildup and excess blood clotting. This mechanism is why diabetics have a 4.5 times increase of suffering from heart attack and stroke relative to non-diabetics.

Psyllium husk fibre will be not only great for the cardiovascular system – but also very good for your bowel health!

2. B Vitamins

B vitamins are required for proper functioning of the brain, nervous system, and the formation of blood. They are also involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially for proper DNA synthesis and regulation, but also for fatty acid synthesis and energy production. B vitamins are responsible for igniting a chemical cascade within the body known as methylation.

This process rids the arteries of the damaging molecule known as homocysteine. The lower your levels of homocysteine, the less risk you have of suffering from cardiovascular disease.

3. Flavonoids

hange in the molecular structure of the glucose – causing what is known as advanced glycation end products (AGE products)Flavonoids are plant-derived pigments. More than 4,000 have been studied for their cardiovascular and anti-cancer benefits.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported a 20 percent decrease in heart disease mortality risk among those who consumed at least 7.5 mg daily.Flavonoids preserve the cardiovascular system and heart through three major actions: improving blood flow in order to enhance oxygen and nutrient delivery throughout the veins, arteries and capillaries… preventing the formation of artery scarring, oxidized LDL … and relaxing the coronary arteries to prevent high blood pressure.

Make sure your shopping cart is loaded with foods that are packed with flavonoids. Some great sources of flavonoids are broccoli, hawthorn, grapeseed extract, black tea, citrus fruits, and organic dark chocolate.

One of the best ways to get a high amount of protective flavonoids into your body is by taking an anti-oxidant supplement containing flavonoids and other protective nutrients.

Take the Savvy Team’s ‘Healthy Heart Challenge’ and reduce your cardiovascular disease risk! Reach out to us for details.

 

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