What can you do in 34 seconds?
In the morning, it’s enough time to contemplate getting up once the alarm rings. When lifting weights, 34 seconds provides a quick rest between sets. It provides enough time to say ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’. But 34 seconds is too short to do very much.
However, every 34 seconds a person dies of cardiovascular disease.
In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. America spends billions of dollars each year for heart disease-related reasons: including healthcare and medicine.
However, there is a better way to save lives and money.
We should take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease before it becomes a problem. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) argued that 1 in 3 heart disease deaths in 2014 was preventable.
Some risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, unhealthy diet, limited physical activity, and smoking or excessive alcohol use.
Although genetics play a role in who develops heart disease, the other risk factors are impacted by an individual’s decisions. In many ways, you can choose to have the healthiest possible heart or not.
The Role of Diet and Nutrients
In heart-related disease deaths, researchers claim that diet may be the most preventative factor.
Think of your body as a building. A building made and maintained with higher quality materials lasts longer and is more usable than a building made with poor quality ones. Your body uses the nutrients from the foods you eat to make repairs. The more nutrient-packed foods you eat, the healthier you will be, including your heart.
Research shows eating several servings of fruits and vegetables daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, studies indicate regularly consuming peanuts and walnuts reduces cardiovascular-related mortality rates.
Ultimately, the vitamins and minerals in these foods are what improve heart health.
In many cases, it is more convenient for people to take nutritional supplements for heart health than to stress about what they are and are not eating.
Supplements that Improve Heart Health
Numerous supplements may help improve heart health. Since high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol are the top risk factors for heart disease, supplements that decrease blood pressure and blood cholesterol may support heart health.
None of the following statements have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And none of the following supplements are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a qualified medical practitioner before taking any supplement.
Every cell in the human body requires magnesium to function. Magnesium aids in DNA synthesis, DNA repair, and transcription.
Magnesium is critical for heart health. The heart is one big, giant muscle. Magnesium is crucial for muscle relaxation. Without muscle relaxation, there is no muscle contraction. Magnesium is also needed to generate electrical pulses, an essential part of the cardiovascular system.
Additionally, magnesium reduces blood pressure. It does this by increasing the production of nitric oxide, which causes vasodilation. One study found that taking 365-450 mg of magnesium daily over an average of 3.6 months significantly reduced blood pressure in people with chronic medical conditions.
Higher levels of magnesium in blood serum are associated with a 30% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant naturally produced by the body. It is necessary for many cellular processes. In particular, CoQ10 influences blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
As we age, CoQ10 levels decline. Although CoQ10 is in several foods, such as fish, the amount contained is too small to significantly increase CoQ10 blood serum levels. For this reason, supplements may be the only way to increase CoQ10 levels.
One study found that when people with high triglycerides and cholesterol levels and a history of heart attacks took 200 mg of CoQ10 for 12 weeks they saw improvements in their HDL and LDL levels as well as their blood pressure.
Numerous other studies have found that CoQ10 supplementation significantly reduces blood pressure, improves symptoms of congestive heart failure, and could improve patient recovery from heart bypass and valve surgeries.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) are great for heart health. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can cut unhealthy fats in the blood by up to 30%. Reducing unhealthy blood fats helps prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. In addition, studies have shown that fish oil reduces blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
Fiber is found naturally in plants. Fiber is most associated with the digestive system. However, it has a dominant role in cardiovascular health!
Fiber reduces cholesterol and LDL levels by binding to cholesterol particles and moving them out of the system. Furthermore, studies have shown that fiber increases HDL levels and decreases blood pressure.
Folate is a B Vitamin. Folic acid lowers homocysteine levels, which hardens arteries.
Furthermore, folates have antioxidant properties. Oxidative stress (a condition where reactive oxygen species wreak uncontrolled havoc in the body) can be an underlying cause of cardiovascular disease. By acting as an antioxidant, folates help the body manage oxidative stress and thus decrease the risk of heart disease.
Although there have been some controversial studies, overall research suggests that folate supplementation may help lower cardiovascular risk.
Potassium has a role in helping the heart and nerves function properly.
Potassium regulates blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, preventing arteries from hardening, and encouraging the disposal of sodium. Potassium is also crucial for muscle contractions. Abnormal heart rhythms may be due to a potassium deficiency.
In one study, researchers fed atherosclerosis-prone mice high, moderate, and low potassium diets and high fat and cholesterol. After 30 weeks, they found that the mice with low potassium diets had enhanced vascular calcification or narrowing of the arteries. On the other hand, mice with high potassium diets did not have any vascular calcification.
Many human studies have also shown that potassium intake may help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Red Rice Yeast
Red rice yeast is grown on white rice. Traditional Chinese medicine has been using red rice yeast for centuries.
Red rice yeast contains a molecule called monacolin K, which has a similar chemical structure to statins. Statins are commonly prescribed for high cholesterol. Studies have shown that daily consumption of monacolin K reduces LDL and total cholesterol levels by up to 25%.
While the FDA does not classify red rice yeast as a drug, monacolin K is. For a red rice yeast product to be classified as a supplement, it can only contain trace amounts of monacolin K.
Like prescription statins, monacolin K may have numerous side effects, including muscle pain and weakness and kidney and liver issues. In addition, monacolin K may interact with other prescription drugs like antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, and other cholesterol-lowering agents. Consult a physician before taking red rice yeast supplements.
Worldwide over 17.9 million people die of cardiovascular disease each year. You do not have to be one of them. Consume a healthy diet, and when warranted, find the right supplements to support your heart health.
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