Unscrambling The Truth About Cholesterol

Posted by Nancy Sacks on

You Might Find This Heart to Believe
The heart is a hardworking organ, pumping about 5 to 6 liters of blood throughout your body every minute at rest! It's safe to say the heart deserves a little extra TLC. Whether you have a targeted heart health goal, a history of heart health concerns, or you’re looking to support the longevity organ that keeps your blood pumping, this guide can help you optimize your cardiovascular well-being.
A Heart Healthy Diet
Fruits and vegetables are the foundations of a heart healthy diet. Incorporating foods in the color red are especially heart healthy. Enjoy plenty of anti-inflammatory foods rich in omega-3s, such as salmon, olive oil and flax seeds. Additionally, limiting processed foods, sugars and refined grains, like white flour is important for keeping inflammation levels at bay and preventing plaque from forming in the arteries. Be sure to include high quality protein with every meal and enjoy some green tea if you'd like!
Confused about Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is not the enemy. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, brain cells and cell membranes, to name a few. In fact, the countries where people have higher cholesterol tend to have lower rates of heart disease. That's because the type of cholesterol matters. It is oxidized cholesterol, a rancid fat, that causes trouble and creates the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Cholesterol found in eggs, or saturated fats found in coconut are not driving "bad" cholesterol and causing heart disease. The true cause of heart disease is coming from inflammatory and sugary foods.
Stress and the Heart
Stress alone can cause a heart attack. Along the way stress increases your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and creates inflammation, which can create concerns for the heart. Learn to reduce stress through regular exercise, meditation, yoga, breathing and being out in nature. Taking time to relax your nervous system can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, as well as boost your metabolism, energy and mood!
The Heart + Immune System
The cardiovascular and immune systems work hand in hand with another. Good circulatory health will help your immune system fight off threats. On the other hand, a strong immune system helps keep inflammation at bay, which can help decrease heart concerns. Since we are in flu season, there's no better way to protect your immune system & heart than with Flu Nosode. The new and improved formula has been updated to include this year's strains for the ultimate protection and prevention of the flu!
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