Heart Health

Heart Health

Ways to lower your risk of heart disease

Preventing heart disease has very little to do with simply lowering cholesterol with statin drugs. We believe we are treating the causes of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure or lowering blood sugar with medication. But, the real question is what causes high cholesterol in the first place. It is certainly not a medication deficiency.

Most of the blame lies with the way you eat, how much you exercise, how you deal with stress and the effects of environmental toxins. These are the underlying causes of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. That is what determines your risk of heart disease, not a lack of medication.

Dietary recommendations to help prevent cardio-vascular disease

The first step in preventing heart disease is to eat a healthy diet. Some practical tips:

  • To avoid the blood sugar imbalances that increase your risk for heart disease, eat protein with every meal, even at breakfast. This will help you to avoid sudden increases in your blood sugar. Herbalife products can help!
  • Combine protein, fat and carbohydrates in every meal. Never eat carbohydrates alone.
  • For the same reasons, avoid white flour and sugar
  • Avoid all processed junk food, including sodas, juices and diet drinks, which impact your blood sugar and lipid metabolism. Liquid sugar calories are the biggest contributors to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Reduce saturated fats
  • Eliminate all hydrogenated fats which is found in margarine, shortening and processed oils, as well as many baked goods and processed foods.
  • Avoid or reduce alcohol, which can increase triglycerides fat in the liver, and create blood sugar imbalances.
  • Don’t allow yourself to get hungry. Graze, don’t gorge. Eat every three to four hours to keep your insulin and blood sugar normal.
  • Try not to eat three hours before bed.
  • Have a good protein breakfast every day. Start with an Herbalife protein shake.

 

Supplements can help reduce your risk

Supplements are important. Along with a healthy diet and exercise program, they can dramatically affect your risk of cardio vascular disease. Combining these together can have the greatest impact on your cholesterol. Remember, it is almost impractical to receive the daily amount of nutrients and vitamins your body demands by food alone. Supplements play a vital role. Start with a multi-vitamin and omega 3.

We have all heard about the importance of healthy fats. The evidence is in. Some fats are essential for optimal health. And the king of the good fats is the omega 3s. Unfortunately, most Americans are deficient in these critical fats.

Why omega 3 fats are important

This means when you don’t get enough omega 3 fats, messages can’t be properly communicated from one cell to another. If you’re not getting enough omega 3s, your body, including your brain, just can’t work to its optimum potential.

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