Did you know that nine out of ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease?
That sounds scary, but here’s the good news: almost 80% of heart disease can be counteracted by efforts to lower blood pressure and cholesterol if it’s caught early enough.
What can I do to boost my heart health?
Whether you have high cholesterol and blood pressure, a family history of heart disease, or just want to keep your heart in tip-top shape, here are some things you can do to support your cardiovascular system:
- Exercise regularly
- Manage stress when possible
- Cut down on alcohol consumption
- Avoid smoking
- Eat healthy whole foods, including plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Watch salt intake
- Focus on healthy fats (Omega 3’s, 6’s, and 9’s)
Consider extra support
So you’re exercising regularly, keeping calm, and eating a healthy diet. What else can be done to ensure a healthy ticker? Well, there are always supportive supplements to complement a healthy lifestyle.
Consider these options:
Red Yeast Rice has been long used by traditional medicine practitioners to naturally lower cholesterol. It’s a natural source of statins, which inhibit enzyme activity that builds cholesterol.
If you’re looking to load up on healthy omega-3 fats, but aren’t a huge fan of fish, Krill Oil is the answer. Fish oil is commonly known as a reliable source of omega-3’s, but krill oil, which comes from wild krill, delivers higher absorption and raises omega-3 levels faster than fish oil. Plus, krill sits at the bottom of the food chain, meaning it contains lower levels of toxins than fish.
Nothing beats a healthy heart! With these simple measures, you can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing your risk of heart disease.