We Reveal The Important Heart Healthy Facts
Heart disease, unfortunately is the number one death for Americans. It affects us and all those around us and that is why I stress the importance of cardiovascular health, and knowing which foods are good and bad for your heart. Need a quick run down how to eat for a busy lifestyle just jump here.
Heart Healthy Facts – LDL Cholesterol
So lets get into it, heart healthy facts nothing to scientific just enough to get you thinking. My sole job here is to hopefully inspire you to use your head next time you are going to order some food for yourself. Cholesterol is a necessary thing for our bodies to function correctly but a lot of the foods people are eating today is actually contributing to the bad cholesterol which is called LDL. LDL actually clogs your arteries and this is what greatly increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Our bodies makes cholesterol in our bodies naturally but when we consume animal products that are high in cholesterol (examples: whole milk, butter, fatty meats) can increase the amount we are already naturally creating to dangerous levels.
Now don’t me scare you away from fats because we need fat just like I detailed in this article.
Heart Healthy Facts – LDL Cholesterol Cont.
Now let’s move over to foods with high levels of saturated fats. These foods raise our LDL levels and just so you can envision the foods such examples are solid fats like butter, margarine and shortening these are sources of saturated fats. However, not all fats are bad, if fact many of the unsaturated fats play a beneficial role in our bodies like stabilizing heart beat (my little heart beats fast a lot got some plyo done just 10 minutes ago) and even improve cholesterol in the body. The good fats can be found in foods such as nuts, seeds, avocados and fish (read this post to learn about fat).
Heart Healthy Facts – HDL Cholesterol
Now trans fats lower our level of HDL cholesterol which the doctors call our good one and this one functions to clean out the bad LDL cholesterol from our bloodstream. It does this by carrying it through to our liver so that it can be cleaned out and expelled from our bodies. Have you ever had someone that was overweight and got identified for having a fatty liver? Well you guessed it our liver is similar to an oil filter and has to purify our blood and with all that fat we would eat and pass through to clean out its only normal that filter gets clogged with fat now making it work twice as hard creating other health issues now. Hence, if you have been in the store why I am always recommending a good milk thistle or liver care because not only do you need to cleanse and protect your liver from fatty but also from stimulants you may take, alcohol if your drinking just about anything its preventative maintenance.
Heart Healthy Facts – Reducing Cholesterol Easily
I know I have your attention now because this subject I am writing on believe it or not so many of you actually email me or ask me in the store regarding this topic and my job is to provide you a solution to avoid any health issues. Another method I personally use to reduce the bad cholesterol is to take fiber at night. Any of these will work and you should be taking them nightly not only sometimes. Ok so I know we all get 1-2 cheat meals a week and living in Texas sometimes we eat to much Vitamin T (tacos, tamales and tortas) and this is high in cholesterol. When you eat a meal high in cholesterol like this if you do not drink fiber immediately after eating your body is going to metabolize the cholesterol and yes its going to your cardiovascular system. Drinking these fiber supplements high in psyllium husk help digest this out of the body by binding itself before it metabolizes.
Heart Healthy Facts – Salt Life
Last fact regarding healthy heart facts is blood pressure and this is affecting a LOT of Americans. For some of us its hereditary but for many of us we can control it by just adjusting or removing one thing, salt. You see our diets we have all come to love or become accustomed to is high in salt and salt is linked to high blood pressure which is a big factor for heart disease. Here are little tips that add up to big results when it comes to salt so you can see how easily it is to adjust or control. Canned foods tend to be higher in sodium so if you can opt for fresh over can go for it and one huge one is when seasoning your meat or chicken use Mrs Dash’s seasoning which are sodium FREE and taste very good!
Well my friends I hope you enjoyed this heart healthy facts edition but just to close out today remember at a minimum you should be taking your beneficial oils (omegas) and fiber at night this will GREATLY improve your heart health. Lay off the canned goods and switch out salt for one of the Mrs. Dash’s seasonings and you have just made some small changes that add up to BIG results.
Last one and left it for itself is you should be taking a liver care product daily to cleanse your liver let’s say your 38 years old. If you have never taken a liver care (mainly comprised of milk thistle) your oil filter has collected 38 years of toxins, junk and all this other stuff and you NEED it.
As for me, its SMOOTHIE time!