Caring for your heart is not matter of romance! You need to care for your heart health, especially as you age. This is not only important for people diagnosed with heart disease – it’s relative to anyone at risk of developing heart disease.
You’re at risk of developing heart disease if you:
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Are overweight
- Are diabetic
- Have high blood pressure
- Have high cholesterol
- Are physically inactive
Even if you’re not at risk, healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, daily exercise and a healthy diet can help improve your heart health.
Some natural health supplements can also promote heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Here are three natural supplements that may support a healthy heart:
- Omega 3 Fish Oils - Omega 3 is one of the most commonly prescribed natural supplements by traditional and alternative medical practitioners. Omega 3 is said to help reduce blood cholesterol levels – a major risk factor of heart disease. Omega 3 is also associated with the benefits of reducing inflammation which may improve the health of your blood vessels and contribute to better blood pressure. Our bodies do not produce Omega 3 naturally, so we must obtain it from food or supplementation.
- Lecithin – Lecithin is a pure natural lipid (fat) that may assist your heart by preventing other fats – including cholesterol – from sticking to cell linings. In doing so, the body is less able to absorb those dangerous fats. Lecithin helps move fats through the body and converts them to energy. These actions help lower cholesterol levels and prevent fat build up in the arteries, contributing to better heart health. Lecithin is produced by the body and is available from foods, however, sometimes our diets are inadequate, and supplementation is recommended.
- Royal Jelly – Royal Jelly is a natural source of lecithin, which as you know, is useful for a healthy heart. Some research shows Royal Jelly may assist to lower triglycerides (fats) in the blood, helping to improve blood vessel and artery health. Royal Jelly is also rich in B vitamins that improve nerve function, reduce stress and assist sleep, alleviating some risk factors of heart disease. Royal Jelly is a unique natural substance available in either supplement (capsule) or fresh (food) form.
Whether you are at risk or just want to protect yourself from heart disease, you can improve your chances with a healthy diet and daily exercise. A natural health supplement like those listed above can give you a little extra assistance and boost your general wellbeing too.