The Silent Killer
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men 35 years of age and up. 1 in 4 deaths is heart disease related, with heart attacks being the number one killer. Common factors that place you at a higher risk for heart disease are obesity, diabetes, poor diet, smoking, excessive alcohol use, sedentary lifestyle, and genetics. A healthy diet and active lifestyle are imperative in preventing or limiting the chance of developing heart disease.
Left unaddressed, high blood pressure can result in stroke, vision loss, heart attack and even complete heart failure, kidney disease or failure, and sexual dysfunction. Starting in the arteries, high blood pressure forces the arteries to pump harder and work overtime, which results in inefficiency. LDL, the medical term for bad cholesterol, coats the artery walls in plaque so that they become thick and narrow. As the arteries narrow the blood struggles to pass through, resulting in high blood pressure. Meanwhile, this dangerous and deadly cycle can go on for years unnoticed until it is too late. Regular medical checkups are essential in monitoring the health of your heart and cardiovascular system.
What Can You Do?
A commitment to a full lifestyle change, dietary habits, and exercise regimen will improve and dramatically reduce and stabilize your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Ultimately, this helps to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. To help aid in the commitment to eating heart-healthy foods and participating in heart-healthy activities, there is a unique concoction you can make at home. This mixture is jam-packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. As small as a half of a teaspoon, taken preferably before meals, can provide relief for many who struggle with managing their cholesterol and blood pressure. Check out just how the ingredients can help improve your cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The full ingredient list and recipe is listed below!