The Daily Dose - Foods for a healthy cardiovascular system
The Importance of Cardiovascular Health: Foods for Heart Health
Each year In the US alone, one out of every 2 people that die, die from a cardiovascular event. These include heart attacks or strokes. This is why it is so important that we take care and nourish our cardiovascular systems with a proper diet.
A healthy diet, rich in antioxidants can help prevent damage to our cells and keeps the circulatory system healthy. Fruits and vegetables, especially greens, are rich in antioxidants as are superfoods, such as spirulina and chlorella, wheat grass and barley grass. All of these foods can be found in our Enerfood Super Green Drink.
Additionally, consuming more of your foods raw puts less strain on your digestive system, provides high levels of enzymes and antioxidants while also reducing inflammation, which is very important for cardiovascular health. Good fats are also key for optimal cardiovascular health, especially the inclusion of Omega 3's which are found in plant sources such as hemp, chia and flax as well as krill and fish oils.
It is also of primary importance to avoid bad fats such as all hydrogenated fats, while increasing the consumption of foods that contain good fats, such as nuts and seeds as well as avocados and good coconut products. Finally, it is also essential to reduce the amount of fructose you ingest, because the body will convert excess sugars into stored fat.
Implementing these lifestyle changes and foods will have an extremely positive effect on your body and your cardiovascular system will thank you for it.