Heart Diseases: Simple Steps To Keep Your Heart Healthy And Young

| September 8, 2015

When it comes to preventing heart disease the mainstream’s all-too-common mantra is to take statin drugs.

While this advice is questionable (at the very least), it turns out that millions of seemingly healthy people are walking around with hearts that are ageing much faster than their bodies. Worst still, they probably don’t realise that there are simple powerful ways to protect and keep their hearts healthy without the ‘help’ of side effect-ridden drugs.

Staying young at heart

Researchers at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed that 3 out of 4 adults in the US have a heart age that is older than their actual age.

According to these findings, the average American man’s heart age was found to be nearly eight years older than his real age, while the average woman’s heart was found to be about five and a half years higher.

Using data from the long-running Framingham Heart Study, heart age was calculated based on risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and Body Mass Index (BMI).

The researchers then compared the numbers to participants’ average actual ages. The estimates were specific to adults aged 30 to 74 who had not had a heart attack or stroke.

Commenting on the findings, lead researcher and CDC scientist Quanhe Yang said: “This is alarming… But the bottom line is you can do some very simple things to become younger at heart”.

The simple fact of the matter is that you don’t want to be playing Russian roulette when it comes to your heart health… especially when you consider that one in four deaths in the US and UK each year is due to heart disease, while many result from heart attacks and strokes.

In fact, every two minutes someone, somewhere in Britain is struck down by a heart attack, of which almost half of these attacks prove to be fatal.

Obviously, it makes sense to address the risk factors used to calculate heart age in the study. Simple dietary and lifestyle changes can go a long way to keeping your heart healthy and can drastically lower your chances of a cardiovascular disease.

So, follow a healthy diet, quit smoking if you’re currently a smoker, exercise regularly, take steps to actively lower stress and lose any excess weight.

A low glycaemic load diet, which is low in sugar and refined carbohydrates, is one of the best ways of shedding those unwanted pounds. It has the added bonus of keeping your blood sugar levels stable, which helps prevent diabetes — another cardiovascular disease risk factor.

Follow a Mediterranean diet that includes healthy fatty acids from olive oil, nuts and oily fish, as well as the benefits of fresh fruits, salads and vegetables. The omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish, for example, have been found to lower blood pressure, prevent blood platelets from clumping and dramatically lower blood fat levels. They can also help lower C-reactive protein — a marker of cardiovascular inflammation — to normal. Not only that but one major study has calculated that just eating more salmon and cold-water fish can cut the risk of a fatal heart attack by up to 50 per cent.

Supplements can help keep your heart healthy too. Take curcumin, for example, an incredible herbal all-rounder for keeping your arteries and healthy and for combating diabetes.

CoQ10 improves blood flow to the heart muscle, enhances arterial elasticity and lowers blood pressure — in fact it can be just as effective as many anti-hypertensive drugs but without the side effects. The Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is up to eight times more potent than standard CoQ10.

Take supplements of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), vitamin C and vitamin D — all of which have been shown to reduce cardiovascular risks. Vitamin D can also benefit diabetics as it promotes insulin production and maintains insulin sensitivity.

Here's to keeping your heart strong and healthy

Francois Lubbe
Editor
for The Cholesterol Truth



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Most Americans’ hearts are older than their age, published online 01.09.15, cdc.gov

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