Heart Disease is the #1 killer in the United States.
The GOOD NEWS? There is a lot you can do to increase and protect you heart health
Here are 3 keys to optimizing heart health:
1. Reduce Inflammation: Eat more Anti-inflammatory Foods
A healthy diet consists of an equal balance of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods. This allows the body to heal itself after an injury. Once healed, the anti-inflammatory compounds come in and restore balance. The problem is the average American diet has a ration of 20:1 inflammatory to anti-inflammatory compounds! Once the inflammation is present, it never goes down.
Unfortunately, the cardiovascular system becomes clogged and with free radicals and other compounds, Heart disease is know as the silent killer, because the inflammation in our veins is invisible to us.
You can increase your consumption of anti-inflammatory compounds with foods like dark fruits and vegetables, 100% grass fed meat, fish, chia seeds and flax seeds, and high antioxidant Healthy Chocolate. Antioxidants are at the cutting edge of anti-aging science because they serve as broad spectrum anti-inflammatory compounds, mopping up the damage caused by free radicals
2. Reduce Stress
Some stress is good, but too much stress creates an imbalance in our hormones, and taxes the whole body, leading to further increase in chronic inflammation. In the modern world it can be hard to find the time to take time out. It’s worth it to take a break every 2 hours to pause and focus on your breath for 2 to 3 minutes. You can increase your energy, and even give yourself another couple of hours of productivity using this tip.
Make a list of your favorite stress relieving activities. Include things that can take just 5 or 10 minutes, as well as activities that would require a whole day or a night out with friends.
3. Eat Healthy Chocolate 3 times a day
Crazy, yet true! Eating high antioxidant Healthy Chocolate is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make to protect heart health. The flavonols – particularly the epicatechins – in cold processed chocolate are excellent for maintaining cardiovascular health. One study showed that consuming 600-900 flavonols per day will start to pull the plaque off the artery walls.
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