Happy Heart Month: Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

“When a disease is lifestyle-induced, the only thing that can reverse it is a dramatic change in diet and lifestyle. We’ve seen over and over again that it works.”

– Brenda Davis, RD

“There’s not an excess of blueberries in the American diet; there’s an excess of relatively inexpensive, highly processed junk foods in large containers.”

– Lisa McDowell

Cardiovascular Boosters:

  • Leafy Greens flush out excess sodium and magnesium, and reduce inflammation.
  • Berries improve circulation by boosting nitric oxide, which expands blood vessels.
  • Pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure and reduces plaque formation.
  • Walnuts, peanuts, and almonds lower LDL, the “bad cholesterol.”
  • Chia and flax seeds with omega-3 fatty acids lower triglycerides.
  • Soy with anti-inflammatory isoflavones helps dilate blood vessels. “We could eat tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame, soy beans or even organic soy ‘veggie meats’ in place of red meat.
  • Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant, lowers blood pressure and combats the side effects of statins.
  • Garlic fresh can lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Exercise strengthens the endothelium, the innermost of an artery’s three layers, and produces nitric oxide, which helps keep arteries open and healthy. Getting the blood moving lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and increases oxygen and nutrients to the body. Exercising outdoors provides additional benefits. Exposure to green spaces helped prevent metabolic syndrome.
  • Mind-Body Stress Relief Therapies helps reduce stress from the heart and overall body by releasing negative energy that may have been blockages contributing to an imbalance in mental, emotional, and physical health. Mind-Body therapies include: music, dance, art, exercise, laughing, pet therapy, Qigong, Reiki, and Tai Chi.
  • Don’t Smoke – If you’re a smoker, quitting allows the body to begin to heal, reducing the risk of coronary artery disease after one year by 50 percent, reports the AHA; 14 years later, the risk is the same as a non-smoker’s.

Published by azjuniquenvp

My name is Azjunique Gibson. I love helping others to improve their holistic health with lifestyle interventions, it keeps tugging at my heart. I even have several testimonials to share, stay tuned! I hope to open up a holistic health center dedicated to helping everyone learn about preventing, treating, and reversing disease. Integrating my Arbonne business, will allow me to help serve you by giving you some of the best, amazing gifts to build time freedom, generational wealth, and health. Do not give up or be afraid to slow down and better yourself. Remember it’s about your journey, not your destination. I failed over and over, but, I really did not fail because you know what, I did not quit. Keep standing firm in the pursuit of what makes you happy!

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